Search Our Online Inventory

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
ISBN
Advanced Search
 
 
Online Gift Cards
Checkout a Gift Card

Would you like an Online Gift Card to Earthlight Books?

 

Familiar Links
 Last Word Books

Walla Walla:
Welcome Table Farm

 
 
 
At the Edge of the Precipice: Henry Clay and the Compromise That Saved the Union, Remini, Robert V.
Image shown may not reflect actual item

Author Name    Remini, Robert V.

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

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good

Publisher    Basic Books

ISBN Number    0465012884 / 9780465012886

Seller ID   SKU1037662

0465012884 First edition, first printing. Very Good. Light shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. Hardcover with Dust Jacket under mylar. Earthlight Books is a family owned and operated, independent bookstore serving Walla Walla, Washington since 1973.

More Description

In 1850, America hovered on the brink of disunion. Tensions between slave-holders and abolitionists mounted, as the debate over slavery grew rancorous. An influx of new territory prompted Northern politicians to demand that new states remain free; in response, Southerners baldly threatened to secede from the Union. Only Henry Clay could keep the nation together.

"At the Edge of the Precipice" is historian Robert V. Remini's fascinating recounting of the Compromise of 1850, a titanic act of political will that only a skillful statesman like Clay could broker. Although the Compromise would collapse ten years later, plunging the nation into civil war, Clay's victory in 1850 ultimately saved the Union by giving the North an extra decade to industrialize and prepare.

A masterful narrative by an eminent historian, "At the Edge of the Precipice" also offers a timely reminder of the importance of bipartisanship in a bellicose age.

Price = 12.50 USD


Browse some related titles while you're here:
Gush, Hemmi, Yo
Gush
Hemmi, Yo
11.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Point Omega: A Novel, DeLillo, Don
Point Omega: A Novel
DeLillo, Don
5.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

The Kitchen God's Wife
Tan, Amy
7.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Go Slowly, Come Back Quickly
Niven, David
9.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

The Passion Artist
John Hawkes
9.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Blessed Assurance: A History of Evangelicalism in America, Randall Balmer
Blessed Assurance: A History of Evangelicalism in America
Randall Balmer
7.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Desert Quartet: An Erotic Landscape, Williams, Terry Tempest
Desert Quartet: An Erotic Landscape
Williams, Terry Tempest
45.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

The Art of Modern Conjuring: For Wizards of All Ages, Garenne, Henri
The Art of Modern Conjuring: For Wizards of All Ages
Garenne, Henri
5.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

The Grand Idea: George Washington's Potomac and the Race to the West
Achenbach, Joel
6.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Crossroads of Twilight (The Wheel of Time, Book 10), Jordan, Robert
Crossroads of Twilight (The Wheel of Time, Book 10)
Jordan, Robert
7.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Permanent Member of the Family, A, Banks, Russell
Permanent Member of the Family, A
Banks, Russell
7.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

The United States and Fascist Italy, 1922-1940, Schmitz, David F.
The United States and Fascist Italy, 1922-1940
Schmitz, David F.
55.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

 


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to earthlightbooks@gmail.com
Copyright©2017. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie