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I got the book on tape and really loved it.
The issue of slavery is looked at from a white vantage point, where slavery is treated as an important economic and political issue, but not a human rights issue.
Robert Remini's short, elegant new book "At the Edge of the Precipice" tells the story of the Compromise of 1850 and of Clay's role in it.
This was an assigned text for my son's US History course. He is a high school sophomore. He found it challenging yet readable. The topic was interesting.Published 6 months ago by Lori
A very interesting perspective on the first half of the 19th century in America but not a lot of meat in the analysis.Published 10 months ago by Kevin J. Ashley
Robert V Remini presents a "Constitutional View" on how "Compromise in Government" always defeats Totalitarianism. Places the reader in the fight to save a nation.Published 16 months ago by Stanley B. Platt
In the aftermath of the Mexican-American War of 1848, the United States found itself in possession of a great deal of real estate to the west of its previous border. Read morePublished on September 21, 2012 by Kurt A. Johnson
This book is excellent for those being introduced to the ante bellum years. It is also a solid review for those already familiar with the subject. There is no fluff in this work. Read morePublished on May 18, 2012 by GentlemenJack
At the Edge of the Precipice by the distinguished historian, Robert Remini, is a fine little book that chronicles the sad story of the inevitable failure of political compromise... Read morePublished on July 12, 2011 by Bill
I am right now watching Remini talk about this book on C-span2 BookTV. He derides the Republicans because of their opposition to Obama's Healthcare and fears what will happen if... Read morePublished on February 21, 2011 by Michael J. OConnor
This is a good piece of pop history on a topic you wouldn't expect to receive such mainstream treatment. Read morePublished on November 19, 2010 by Chris