Accidental presidents : death, assassination, resignation, and democratic succession /
New York, N.Y. :
|Series:||Evolving American presidency.
Table of Contents:
- Succession and democratic theory
- John Tyler: "I can never consent to being dictated to"
- Millard Fillmore: "God save us from Whig vice presidents"
- Andrew Johnson : "I care not about my dignity"
- Theodore Roosevelt: "There's only one life between that madman and the presidency"
- Chester A. Arthur: "He isn't Chet anymore, he's the president"
- Harry S. Truman: "I felt like the moon, the stars, and all the planets had fallen on me"
- Lyndon Baines Johnson: "For millions of Americans I was still illegitimate, a naked man with no presidential covering, a pretender to the throne, an illegal usurper"
- Calvin Coolidge: "I thought I could swing it"
- Gerald Ford: "I am acutely aware that you have not elected me as your president"
- Conclusion: Refounding succession.