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Title:
Henry Clay : the essential American
Author:
Heidler, David Stephen, 1955-
Edition:
2011 Random House trade paperback edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2011.

©2010
Physical Description:
xxiv, 595 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Summary:
Speaker of the House, senator, secretary of state, five-time presidential candidate, and idol to the young Abraham Lincoln, Henry Clay is captured in full in this rich and sweeping biography that vividly portrays all the drama of his times.
General Note:
"Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Random House ... in 2010"--T.p. verso.
Language:
English
Contents:
The Slashes -- "My hopes were more than realized" -- "Puppyism" -- The hawk and the gambler -- Uncompromising compromiser -- "I injured both him and myself" -- A thousand cuts -- Losing the bank, saving the Union -- Whig -- "I had rather be right than be president" -- Three campaigns -- Four letters -- "Death, ruthless death" -- The last gamble -- "What prodigies arise" -- "The best & almost only true friend."
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ISBN:
9780812978957
Format :
Book