Henry Clay : statesman for the Union / Robert V. Remini.

By: Remini, Robert Vincent, 1921-
Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c1991Edition: 1st edDescription: xxviii, 818 p. : ill. ; 25 cmISBN: 0393030040Subject(s): Legislators -- United States -- Biography | United States -- Politics and government -- 1815-1861DDC classification: 973.5'092 LOC classification: E340.C6 | R46 1991Online resources: WorldCat details Summary: Among nineteenth-century Americans, few commanded the reverence and respect accorded to Henry Clay of Kentucky. As orator and as Speaker of the House for longer than any man in the century, he wielded great power, a compelling presence in Congress who helped preserve the Union in the antebellum period. Remini portrays both the statesman and the private man, a man whose family life was painfully torn and who burned with ambition for the office he could not reach, the presidency.--From publisher description.
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Among nineteenth-century Americans, few commanded the reverence and respect accorded to Henry Clay of Kentucky. As orator and as Speaker of the House for longer than any man in the century, he wielded great power, a compelling presence in Congress who helped preserve the Union in the antebellum period. Remini portrays both the statesman and the private man, a man whose family life was painfully torn and who burned with ambition for the office he could not reach, the presidency.--From publisher description.

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