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America's Great Debate: Henry Clay, Stephen A. Douglas, and the Compromise… (2012)

by Fergus M. Bordewich

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The spellbinding story behind the longest debate in U.S. Senate history: the Compromise of 1850, which brought together Senate luminaries on the eve of the Civil War in a desperate effort to save the Union.
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I didn't care for the topic, but the writing is excellent so made it enjoyable anyway. ( )
  VGAHarris | Jan 19, 2015 |
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  lindap69 | Apr 5, 2013 |
Book provides background to the Compromise of 1850 through insights to the significant players, Clay, Calhoun, Webster, Douglas, and Seward. ( )
  Waltersgn | Sep 26, 2012 |
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For J.P.B., whose steadfast devotion to the values of democracy embodies the best tradition of American government
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