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Henry Clay : the man who would be president

Author: James C Klotter
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Charismatic, charming, and one of the best orators of his era, Henry Clay achieved success at many levels. Yet Clay still saw presidential greatness remain a fingertip away. Why? This book uses new sources to provide a focused, nuanced description of Clay's programs and politics and to explain why the man they called ""The Great Rejected"" never won the presidency but did win the accolades of history.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Klotter, James C.
Henry Clay.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2017053284
Named Person: Henry Clay; Henry Clay
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James C Klotter
ISBN: 9780190498054 0190498056 0190498048 9780190498047
OCLC Number: 1011553412
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 510 pages)
Contents: Preparation --
Politics --
Personality --
Programs --
Presidential candidate I --
President maker --
Protagonists --
Presidential candidate II --
Peculiar institutions --
Party --
Presidential candidate III --
Planter and paterfamilias --
Presidential candidate IV --
Presidential candidate V --
Pacificator-​and Peace --
Postscript.
Responsibility: James C. Klotter.

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Charismatic, charming, and one of the best orators of his era, Henry Clay achieved success at many levels. Yet Clay still saw presidential greatness remain a fingertip away. Why? This book uses new sources to provide a focused, nuanced description of Clay's programs and politics and to explain why the man they called ""The Great Rejected"" never won the presidency but did win the accolades of history.

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