18 June 2010

Book Note: Henry Clay

David S. and Jeanne T. Heidler have written a new biography of Henry Clay, the man who coined the phrase "I had rather be right than President."

David Heidler is a scholar who has been associated with Colorado State University since 1994. Here is his resume. Here is hers. Jeanne Heidler teaches at the Air Force Academy.

And here is a review of the new book, by a blogger who cautions that at 624 pages, "it's a long haul." But Larry Co, writing for Florida Weekly, is considerably more enthusiastic.

The authors have a joint facebook page here.

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Knowledge is warranted belief -- it is the body of belief that we build up because, while living in this world, we've developed good reasons for believing it. What we know, then, is what works -- and it is, necessarily, what has worked for us, each of us individually, as a first approximation. For my other blog, on the struggles for control in the corporate suites, see www.proxypartisans.blogspot.com.