When I was in junior high, we were required to do periodic public presentations. I was fascinated with the Great Triumvirate of Calhoun, Clay, and Webster and did a series of oral reports on all three politicians (but not Jackson, surprisingly).

David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler have co-authored a new biography of Henry Clay. To get a preview of the Heidlers’ approach to Clay, I listened to their NPR interview, American Lives: Reconsidering Henry Clay, and read the accompanying interview.

I may have to move this biography to the top of my reading stack. I liked the Heidlers’ Old Hickory’s War, and I’m looking forward to reading this latest effort.

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