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Henry Clay: The Essential American - David S. Heidler; Jeanne T. Heidler
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[EAN: 9780812978957], Neubuch, [PU: Random House Publishing Group], Please note this item is imported by priority air mail from the United States so for UK, Europe and rest of world orders please add an extra handling time of 1-3 working days on top of stated delivery times. Please note expedited shipping does not necessarily significantly accelerate delivery times for this book. We ship using Royal Mail or courier in the UK and Europe with tracking number for heavier or more valuable items. All USA orders have a shipment tracking number.He was the Great Compromiser, a canny and colorful legislator whose life mirrors the story of America from its founding until the eve of the Civil War. 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 at last in this rich and sweeping biography. David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler present Clay in his early years as a precocious, witty, and optimistic Virginia farm boy who at the age of twenty transformed himself into an attorney. The authors reveal Clay?s tumultuous career in Washington, including his participation in the deadlocked election of 1824 that haunted him for the rest of his career, and shine new light on Clay?s marriage to plain, wealthy Lucretia Hart, a union that lasted fifty-three years and produced eleven children.Featuring an inimitable supporting cast including Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and Abraham Lincoln, Henry Clay is beautifully written and replete with fresh anecdotes and insights. Horse trader and risk taker, arm twister and joke teller, Henry Clay was the consummate politician who gave ground, made deals, and changed the lives of millions.?[A] splendid biography . . . Between Washington?s time and Lincoln?s, it is probable that no American was more influential than Clay.??David S. Broder, The Washington Post?A revealing portrait of Henry Clay, a man who was critical to the life of the nation in the tumultuous nineteenth century. Never president but always in the arena, Clay is a remarkable architect of the Union, and we owe the Heidlers a debt for bringing him to life in these pages.??Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize?winning author of American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House  ?Henry Clay?s unparalleled combination of skill, charisma, and energy are on display in this biography.??James M. McPherson, Pulitzer Prize?winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era   ?An enormously engaging picture of this man and his era.??Heather Cox Richardson, The Washington Post   ?It is a measure of the Heidlers? success that they rescue Harry of the West from his own legend. . . . [They] write with one voice and contagious enthusiasm.??Richard Norton Smith, The National InterestDavid S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler have written numerous scholarly books and articles dealing with the history of the early American republic, the Antebellum period, and the Civil War. David Heidler is associated with the Department of History at Colorado State University-Pueblo, and Jeanne Heidler is professor of history at the United States Air Force Academy, where she is the senior civilian member of her department. The Heidlers live in Colorado Springs.From the Hardcover edition.Chapter OneThe SlashesIn the year 1777 the United States was less than a year old and at war. It was also deeply divided over the wisdom of that war and doubtful in the main about its conclusion. And yet for much of the country the war was a distant event. Britain chose to focus on what it regarded as the hotbeds of pro-war sentiment, which were in the Northeast. The strategic decision to isolate New England kept the war centered on New York and made it remote for the rest of the thirteen erstwhile colonies, at least for a time. Now styling themselves as sovereign states united for the purpose of fighting this w. Brand NEW unread book. Soft cover bound book.

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The epic life and times of one of the most important political figures in our history. He was the Great Compromiser, a canny and colorful legislator and leader whose life mirrors the story of America from its founding until the eve of the Civil War. 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 at last in this rich and sweeping biography that vividly portrays all the drama of his times. David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler present Clay in his early years as a precocious, witty, and optimistic Virginia boy, raised on a farm, who at the age of twenty transformed himself from bumpkin to attorney--a shrewd and sincere defender of the ordinary man who would be his eventual political base. The authors reveal Clay's tumultuous career in Washington, one that transformed the capital and the country. Nicknamed "the Western Star," Clay became the youngest Speaker of the House shortly before the War of 1812 and transformed that position into one of unprecedented power. Then, as a senator, he joined and sometimes fought John Calhoun and Daniel Webster to push through crucial legislation affecting everything from slavery to banking. Commonly regarded as the greatest U.S. senator in history, Clay served under ten presidents and overshadowed most of them, with the notable exception of his archrival Andrew Jackson. Clay ran unsuccessfully for president five times, and his participation in the deadlocked election of 1824 brought about the "Corrupt Bargain" with John Quincy Adams that made Clay secretary of state--and haunted him for the rest of his career. As no other book, Henry Clay humanizes Clay's marriage to plain, wealthy Lucretia Hart, a union rumored to be mercenary on his part but that lasted fifty-three years and produced eleven children. Featuring an inimitable supporting cast including Aaron Burr, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, James Polk, and Abraham Lincoln, Henry Clay is beautifully written and replete with fresh anecdotes and insights. But it is Henry Clay who often rises above them all. Horse trader and risk taker, arm twister and joke teller, Clay was the consummate politician who gave ground, made deals, and changed the lives of millions. His life is an astounding tale--and here superbly told. "From the Hardcover edition." Henry Clay: The Essential American Heidler, David S. / Heidler, Jeanne T., Random House Trade

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Publishing year: 2011
Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE
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Language: eng/Englisch

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