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.
"Splendidly researched, vividly written, and generally compelling... Remini recounts with verve and surprisingly fresh insight the familiar events of Clay's long career." -- Michael F. Holt - Chicago Sun-Times "[A] powerful, long overdue biography... A lucid, dramatic revelation of a forgotten giant of American history." -- Brian Richard Boyland - Los Angeles Times
Number Of Pages: 880
Published: 17th November 1993
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.88 x 15.24 x 3.66
Weight (kg): 1.08