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History Bookshelf: "Henry Clay: The Essential American"

Washington, DC
Saturday, September 3, 2011

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.

Updated: Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 5:56pm (ET)

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