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Henry Clay, America's greatest statesman

Author: Harlow G Unger
Publisher: Boston : Da Capo Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First Da Capo Press editionView all editions and formats
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Details the life and political career of the youngest man ever elected Speaker of the House, discussing how his political manuevers held a divided nation together for fifty years.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Henry Clay; Henry Clay; Henry Clay
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harlow G Unger
ISBN: 9780306823916 0306823918 0306823926 9780306823923
OCLC Number: 905450290
Description: xviii, 318 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Spitting in the face of Congress --
No fighting here --
An imperious despot --
"They will foment war no more" --
The great pacificator --
Corrupt bargain --
A mask of smiles --
Ambition! --
Blackguards, bankrupts, and scoundrels --
Double dealing --
Get out da way! --
On board our omnibus.
Responsibility: Harlow Giles Unger.

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A compelling new biography of America's most powerful Speaker of the House, who held the divided nation together for three decades and who was Lincoln's guiding light  Read more...

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Houston Press, 9/17/15 "Unger's writing is clear and factual...Unger's book certainly makes the case for the man who spent a long time restitching the fabric of a young nation that was already Read more...

 
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