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"Great biography leaves an indelible view of the subject. After Remini''s masterful portrait, Clay is unforgettable." ―Donald B. Cole, Newsday

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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"[A] powerful, long overdue biography. . . . A lucid, dramatic revelation of a forgotten giant of American history."
Brian Richard Boyland, Los Angeles Times

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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.

About the Author

Robert V. Remini is professor of history and research professor of humanities at the University of Illinois in Chicago.

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