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Join host Tom Riddell as he welcomes author Stan Haynes to The Writers Lounge. Sit back and relax as Stan discusses what it's like to be a writer and he will also talk to us about his book: And Tyler No More.

American history can sometimes conjure up "what if" scenarios and one such moment in our historical political past was during the presidency of John Tyler. He ascended to the high office, as vice president, after President William Harrison died in April of 1841. As a member of the Whig Party, he was a strong supporter of states rights and of slavery. He was also a proponent of the annexation of Texas, which, at the time, would increase the institution of slavery.

Enter the idea of assassinating Tyler and stemming the spread of slavery; and you now introduce into the story Monty Tolliver, a top aid to Senator Henry Clay- who also rebelled against Tyler after the president sought to bypass the Whig establishment. Monty teams up with a naval officer friend of his, Ben Geddis and together they launch a plot to kill Tyler. This story is very compelling and it brings into view several historical figures and it begs the question: What can a few do to advance the cause of morality and what does it mean to be human?

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