Henry Clay: Statesman for the Union

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W. W. Norton & Company, Nov 1, 1993 - Biography & Autobiography - 880 pages
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Among the 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.
  

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Henry Clay:Statesman for Union, was a thoroughly informative book about a man who was instrumental during the periods of Early Republic and Antebellum American History. Henry Clay was a singularly ... Read full review

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User Review  - Aaron Crofut - Goodreads

Two reactions to this book. The first is that biographies have to break up the monotony of talking about the same person page after page. Anthony Everitt does this well, though his Roman subject ... Read full review

Contents

The Mill Boy of the Slashes
13
The Dark and Bloody Ground
15
The Burr Conspiracy
32
The Duel
47
Emergence of a Republican Ideologue
57
Mr Speaker
73
The Diplomat
95
I Am Sick of Europe
123
A Crushing Defeat
403
Return to Triumph
412
The Great Triumvirate
436
The Emergence of the Whig Party
459
Tragedy and Defeat
471
The Panic of 1837
497
The War of the Titans
512
The Triumphal Tour
532

The Ambitious Politicians
133
The Party Disrupter
154
The Great Compromiser
169
Retirement from Politics
193
The American System
210
The Presidential Election of 1824
234
The Corrupt Bargain
251
Secretary of State 273
253
The Discouraging World of Diplomacy
296
Abominations
311
A Vision of the Future
331
Enforced Retirement
345
Presidential Nominee
365
Scenes of Tergiversation Hypocricy Degeneracy and Corruption
378
Deceived Betrayed Beaten
545
AndTylerToo
561
The Dictator
578
Like the Souls Quitting the Body
600
Texas
611
The Old Coon Is Dead
642
This Most Unnecessary and Horrible War with Mexico
668
The Sage of Ashland
687
Return to the Senate
714
The Compromise of 1850
730
My Political Life Is Over
762
Bibliographical Essay
787
Index
799
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Robert V. Remini, professor emeritus of history & the humanities at the University of Illinois at Chicago, won the National Book Award for his three-volume biography of Andrew Jackson. He is the author of numerous books on American history, including "The Battle of New Orleans" & biographies of Henry Clay & Daniel Webster.

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