Henry Clay: The Man Who Would Be President

Henry Clay: The Man Who Would Be President

Charismatic, charming, and one of the best orators of his era, Henry Clay seemed to have it all. He offered a comprehensive plan of change for America, and he directed national affairs as Speaker of the House, as Secretary of State to John Quincy Adams--the man he put in office--and as acknowledged leader of the Whig party. As the broker of the Missouri Compromise and the Charismatic, charming, and one of the best orators of his era, Henry Clay seemed to have it all. He offered a comprehensiv...

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Title:Henry Clay: The Man Who Would Be President
Author:James C. Klotter
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Genres:Biography
ISBN:Henry Clay: The Man Who Would Be President
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:536 pages pages

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  • Cheryl
    Mar 12, 2019
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  • Judy Owens
    Jun 09, 2019
    Jim Klotter's impressive and readable discussion of why one of the nation's most accomplished politicians never attained the presidency, and how our Republic might be different today if he had. A cautionary tale about the difficulties of trusting in the electorate to find the most capa...
  • Daniel
    Dec 29, 2018
    A personal hero, although also a flawed man. I admire his uncompromising desire to put the Union first, even though it cost him politically from all sides. ...
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    May 28, 2019
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  • David Bales
    Oct 09, 2018
    Few Americans in history had more impact on events than Henry Clay did. From his first speech in favor of Kentucky's constitution in 1799 until his death in 1852, Clay's public career was dramatic, outspoken, principled and often courageous. It was also full of disappointment. Although...
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  • James
    Sep 18, 2018
    This presents a very well-known figure in an entirely different light. It is not exactly a cradle to grave biography, though there are heaps of that kind of info, but more of a political biography, on a case-by-case basis of one of the best known American politicians to run for preside...
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  • Tom
    Feb 02, 2019
    TL;DR - Well written, comprehensive look at Henry Clay that I'd easily recommend to those with interest in electoral history or 19th century US politics. Can get tiresome in spots where undue efforts are made to position Clay as a "good" slaveowner. A sizable look at Henry Clay's pr...
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    Aug 03, 2018
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  • Brian Willis
    May 21, 2019
    This is a political biography, and masterful at that. Biographical facts are really only 10% of this survey of the man who ran for President FIVE times. Yet, his real legacy is his contribution to several key issues before Congress between the Revolution and the Civil War. As noted by ...
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    Nov 26, 2018
    More a political history of the United States through the lens of one of its transcendent figures than a biography, this is well-researched and informed account of the many turmoils of the post-revolutionary era that ultimately led to the Civil War. At times it was a bit too dense and ...
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