Accidental presidents : death, assassination, resignation, and democratic succession /

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Main Author: Abbott, Philip.
Format: Book
Published: New York, N.Y. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Edition:1st ed.
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.