HENRY CLAY The Essential American (paperback)
Author Jeanne and David Heidler 2010
Random House Publishers
The Heidlers present Henry Clay from his early years to the grave, including his family and political life. He was the Great Compromiser, a canny and colorful legislator whose life mirrors the story of America from its founding until the eve of the Civil War. Speaker of the House, senator, five-time presidential candidate, and idol to young Abraham Lincoln, Henry Clay is captured in full in this rich and sweeping biography.