At the sting of the Precipice is historian Robert V. Remini's attention-grabbing recounting of the Compromise of 1850, a great act of political will that just a skillful statesman like Clay may perhaps dealer. even supposing the Compromise may cave in ten years later, plunging the kingdom into civil warfare, Clay's victory in 1850 eventually stored the Union by means of giving the North an additional decade to industrialize and prepare.
A masterful narrative through an eminent historian, At the sting of the Precipice additionally deals a well timed reminder of the significance of bipartisanship in a bellicose age.
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