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 United States -- Politics and government -- 1815-1861
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