This weekend on History Bookshelf, Historians David and Jeanne Heidler discusses their book, “Henry Clay: The Essential American.”
Henry Clay was the youngest speaker of the House and a long-time U.S. Senator from Kentucky.
The Heidler’s recall Clay’s personal life, which included a fifty-three year marriage and eleven children. The book also recalls Clay’s significant role in the Great Compromise and his five unsuccessful campaigns for the presidency.