Info: Our guests are David and Jeanne Heidler, authors of the new biography "Henry Clay: The Essential American." Henry Clay was Speaker of the House and served in the Senate. He unsuccessfully ran for President five times. A founder of the Whig Party,
he was known as the Great Compromiser. David Heidler works with the Department of History at Colorado State University. Jeanne Heidler is professor of history at the US Air Force Academy. They have written numerous books together including "Daily Life in the Early American Republic," "Manifest Destiny," "Old Hickory's War," and "The War of 1812."