Eight men have become President of the United States without being elected after their successors died in office. How did their presidencies shape us as a nation?
What can these men—John Tyler, Millard Fillmore, Andrew Johnson, Chester Arthur, Theodore Roosevelt, Calvin Coolidge, Harry Truman, and Lyndon B. Johnson—tell us about where America has been, the shifting nature of presidential power, and where our country is headed next? Jared Cohen’s fascinating new book, Accidental Presidents, offers an enthralling and unique perspective on these questions and much more. Join us as he and historian Walter Isaacson sit down for a wide-ranging conversation about how the state of the presidency touches almost every aspect of our republic.