At the edge of the precipice: [Henry Clay and the compromise that saved the Union]

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The author of the National Book Award-winning biography The Life of Andrew Jackson recounts the Compromise of 1850, a titanic act of political will that only a skillful statesman like Henry Clay could broker. By a winner of the Spur Award for western nonfiction. Simultaneous. Book available.
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subject_facet Compromise of 1850, Slavery -- United States -- History -- 19th century, United States -- Politics and government -- 1815-1861, United States -- Politics and government -- Philosophy
title_display At the edge of the precipice : Henry Clay and the compromise that saved the Union
title_full At the Edge of the Precipice Henry Clay and the Compromise That Saved the Union, At the edge of the precipice : Henry Clay and the compromise that saved the Union / Robert V. Remini, At the edge of the precipice [electronic resource] : [Henry Clay and the compromise that saved the Union] / by Robert V. Remini
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