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Daniel Webster, "the completest man"
Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852.
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Hanover, NH : Dartmouth College : University Press of New England, [1990]

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xxxvii, 311 pages ; 23 cm
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"Documents from The papers of Daniel Webster, Charles M. Wiltse, editor-in-chief."
Daniel Webster : the politician / Richard N. Current -- Daniel Webster : the orator and writer / Irving H. Bartlett -- Daniel Webster : the lawyer / Maurice G. Baxter -- Daniel Webster : the diplomatist / Howard Jones.
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E337.8 .W242 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Shewmaker (Dartmouth), an editor of The Papers of Daniel Webster, has brought together four original essays and four sets of primary materials in an effort to illuminate various aspects of Webster's life and career. Richard Current examines Webster the politician; Irving Bartlett explores Webster as orator and writer; Maurice Baxter treats Webster's contributions as a lawyer; and Howard Jones describes Webster as diplomat. The essays are uniformly good, gracefully written, and informed, but Bartlett's contribution is a particularly engrossing and thoughtful look at Webster's legal practice and the forces that shaped it. Bartlett is especially adroit at measuring the impression Webster made on constitutional developments. Appended to each essay is a set of selected primary documents permitting readers to savor some of the materials from which each essay was fashioned. All in all, this "collective biography" of Webster is an imaginative and fascinating read, an especially attractive way to learn about facets of Webster's long and illustrious career. This is a must purchase for an undergraduate library. -G. S. Rowe, University of Northern Colorado