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At the Edge of the Precipice: Henry Clay and the Compromise That Saved the Union

 
 
 
 
At the Edge of the Precipice: Henry Clay and the Compromise That Saved the Union
Author: Robert V. Remini
ISBN 13: 9780465012886
ISBN 10: 465012884
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication Date: 2010-05-11
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 184
List Price: $24.00
 
 

A National Book Award-winning historian narrates Henry Clay’s heroic brokering of a bipartisan compromise that saved the nation

The Washington Post - Heather Cox Richardson

In a time of rapid change, economic instability and cultural divisions, Clay "understood that politics is not about ideological purity or moral self-righteousness," writes historian of the House of Representatives Robert V. Remini. In his elegant little volume called At the Edge of the Precipice, Remini notes that politics should be about governing, and politicians who cannot compromise cannot govern effectively.