In almost every respect, Daniel Webster was larger than life: an intellectual colossus, a statesman of the first rank, and a man of towering and finally unfulfilled ambition. In this new biography, Remini portrays Webster as a major player in the entire spectrum of American politics between the War of 1812 and the beginning of the Civil War. ...Read MoreIn almost every respect, Daniel Webster was larger than life: an intellectual colossus, a statesman of the first rank, and a man of towering and finally unfulfilled ambition. In this new biography, Remini portrays Webster as a major player in the entire spectrum of American politics between the War of 1812 and the beginning of the Civil War. Photos.Read Less
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Very good in very good d/j. Tight binding with notes on 35 pages and on front endpaper. Name written on bottom page edges. First Edition. D/j has shelfwear, is wrinkled along edges, with a tiny tear. Sewn binding. Paper over boards. With dust jacket. 796 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. A major player in American politics in the era between 1812 and the beginning of the American Civil war, Daniel Webster was involved with every significant issue confronting the new nation. He had no equal as an orator, and his lifelong defense of the Constitution and as a constant upholder of the Union, the 'Godlike Daniel' won love and respect. But he was also known as 'Black Dan' because of his questionable dealings with wealthy and influential men, his political conniving, his non-payment of debts and perhaps because of his roving eye. Webster was an intellectual colossus, a statement of the first rank and a man of towering and finally unfulfilled ambition. Robert Remini, 'the foremost living authority on the Jacksonian era' (Literary review), illuminates both the man and the time as they tangle in issues such as westward expansion, growth of democracy, abolitionism and tariff issues. Webster's speeches are discussed, as are his relations with contemporary statesmen.
Previous biographies have emphasized one aspect or another of Webster's life, but this is the first one to comprehensively tie everything together. Webster was an incredibly complex and daunting character, and Remini does a wonderful, insightful, and extremely detailed job of showing his readers every inch of that complexity. The fact that the volume is so effortlessly readable is just a bonus. This is the definitive biography of Webster.
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