Best Selling Books by Glyndon Garlock Van Deusen

Glyndon Garlock Van Deusen is the author of Thurlow Weed, Wizard of the Lobby (1947), The Life of Henry Clay (1937), Horace Greeley (1958), The United States of America (1962) and other 4 books.

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The Life of Henry Clay

The Life of Henry Clay
The biography of the Kentucky statesman who served in both the Senate and the House of Representatives, as Speaker of the House. A skilled orator, lawyer, and politician, Clay served as Secretary of State under John Quincy Adams and founded the Whig Party. "The Great Compromiser" brokered important agreements on slavery during the lead up to the Civil War. As part of the "Great Triumvirate" with colleagues Daniel Webster and John C. Calhoun, he was instrumental in the Missouri Compromise of 1820, the Compromise Tariff of 1833, and the Compromise of 1850.

The Jacksonian Era, 1828-1848

The Jacksonian Era, 1828-1848
From the reign of "King" Andrew Jackson to the election of "Old Rough and Ready" Zachary Taylor, this absorbing narrative traces the rise and ebb of Jacksonian democracy and the course of the young nation's political, economic and social affairs under its influence.

William Henry Seward

William Henry Seward
In-depth biography of William Henry Seward, who served in the New York State Senate, as governor of New York (1839-1943), and in the United States Senate (1849-1861). A close adviser to Pres. Abraham Lincoln, he served as U.S. Secretary of State (1861-1869). He helped prevent foreign recognition of the Confederacy and obtained settlement in the Trent Affair.
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