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Author Heidler, David Stephen, 1955-
Title Henry Clay : the essential American / David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler.
Imprint New York : Random House, c2010.
Edition 1st ed.
Book Jacket
 Main Collection  E340.C6 H45 2010    AVAILABLE


Call # E340.C6 H45 2010
Phys. Description xxiv, 595 p., [32] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 25 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. [497]-567) and index.
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.
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".
Local Note Donated by Phil Marklin
Subject Clay, Henry, 1777-1852.
Legislators -- United States -- Biography.
United States. Congress -- Biography.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1815-1861.
Alt Author Heidler, Jeanne T.
ISBN 9781400067268 (hc. : acid-free paper)