This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 Excerpt: ...the delegates were amazed to find that they had been cheated, and many did not really understand how it had all been brought about. Then there was a determination to appease the Clay people by nominating one of his intimate friends for second place. This was no satisfaction, and man after man refused to accept what ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 Excerpt: ...the delegates were amazed to find that they had been cheated, and many did not really understand how it had all been brought about. Then there was a determination to appease the Clay people by nominating one of his intimate friends for second place. This was no satisfaction, and man after man refused to accept what seemed the reward of treachery. Finally, in despair, the convention took up Tyler, who, after having had a curious career in politics, was now one of Clay's close friends who burst into tears at the announcement of his defeat. Those seem to have been crocodile tears, ' but they were effective. Tyler, though scarcely entitled to be considered a Whig, was nominated and accepted, and the convention adjourned. Great was Clay's wrath when he got the news. Not only was he disappointed over the result, but he was enraged, because he knew he had been cheated out of the nomination. He had been warned that such a plot was hatching, but could not credit it. He thought that Weed was mistaken as to the opposition, but it turned out that, although the Whigs of New York really wanted Clay, they were bamboozled by Weed and others into thinking it impossible he could be elected, and so Clay lost many delegates he should have had. Clay rose up in his wrath, and said, "My friends are not worth the powder and shot it would take to kill them. If there were two Henry Clays, one of them would make the other President of the United States." The last statement is undoubtedly true. Unconsciously, Henry Clay gave the best psychological analysis of his own character that has ever been uttered. Clay was a good manager for others, but a poor one for himself. If there had been another Henry Clay to keep the original level-headed, history would certainly have had eight...
Good. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, that'll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included.
Good. 12mo. 388 pages, indexed. Hardcover bound in yellow cloth. Binding is soiled from handling. Covers have some foxing. Spine is toned. Prior owner's name written in pencil on front flyleaf. Text is lightly toned on outer edge of pages. Illustration throughout.
Good. No Jacket. 5 1/2 x 8. 388 page hardcover with illustrations. Light yellow cloth exterior with title in black on front cover and spine and graphic portrait in black and gold. Gilt top edge. Text block is clean.
Fair. No dust jacket. 1905. 359 pages. This is an ex-Library book. Ex library book. Yellow cloth with black lettering. Mild tanning to pages with light foxing to the text block edge. Firm binding. Bumping to spine ends and corners with noticeable rubbing and scuffing along edges and over surfaces. World of Rare Books Item ref. 1490010796HJG (Use this ID when enquiring about this item. )
Very good. J.B. Lippincott Co., Pittsburgh, PA, 1904. 1st Edition, 1st Printing, VG+, Hard Cover, Size=5.5"x7.5", 388pp(Index). Light color cloth is a little dirty, o.w. clean, tight & bright. NO ink names, bookplates etc. Pages uncut. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
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