This is a book that should interest everyone who enjoyed the Marquis James' life of Andrew Jackson, for this is the story of what came after, of the terrific battle Tyler, precipitated into the presidency, put up for his ideals of government, and specifically of the battle regarding the national banking problems. Attacked openly and undercover by Clay, disowned by his own party, attacked by a mob, threatened with impeachment, Tyler still held firm. Little has been written about him. This is not a personal biography, but a picture of a man and a period. It has singular resemblances to conditions today.