HENRY CLAY by arbara Mayo
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Excellent biography of a great figure in the American scene whose life was so intimately interwoven with events in the country's history, that his biography is virtually a history of the period from 1780 to 1850, encompassing the end of the American Revolution, the War of , the Mexican War, and the clamorous beginnings of the Civil War. Clay himself -- from childhood on to old age, is presented objectively, through story-and dialogue and -- from time to time -- his own writings. The biographer has succeeded in telling his story vividly, at the same time with an authentic note.

Pub Date: Oct. 21st, 1943
Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart