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Henry Clay : the essential American

Author: David Stephen Heidler; Jeanne T Heidler
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Henry Clay; Henry Clay
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Stephen Heidler; Jeanne T Heidler
ISBN: 9781400067268 140006726X 9780812978957 0812978951
OCLC Number: 326531524
Description: xxiv, 595 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
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."
Responsibility: David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler.
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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.

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