Kentucky’s state historian, James Klotter, poses in front of a portrait of Henry Clay at Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate. Klotter’s new book explores the famous Lexington statesman and the political forces that doomed each of his five attempts to win the presidency. Amazon.com’s editorial team recently selected it as the best book of the month in history.
Kentucky’s state historian, James Klotter, poses in front of a portrait of Henry Clay at Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate. Klotter’s new book explores the famous Lexington statesman and the political forces that doomed each of his five attempts to win the presidency. Amazon.com’s editorial team recently selected it as the best book of the month in history. Tom Eblen teblen@herald-leader.com
Kentucky’s state historian, James Klotter, poses in front of a portrait of Henry Clay at Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate. Klotter’s new book explores the famous Lexington statesman and the political forces that doomed each of his five attempts to win the presidency. Amazon.com’s editorial team recently selected it as the best book of the month in history. Tom Eblen teblen@herald-leader.com

Book sheds new light on Henry Clay and his times. It also says much about our own.

August 10, 2018 10:55 AM

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Tom Eblen

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Tom Eblen is a columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader who writes about life, people and issues in Lexington and Kentucky. A Lexington native, Eblen was the Herald-Leader's managing editor from 1998 to 2008.