Books and Beats with Stu Levitan Fourth of July Special
92.1 FM The Mic July 4, 2010 10-Noon
We learn about the greatest legislator of his time from David Heidler and Jeanne Heidler, authors of Henry Clay: The Essential American (Random House)
Declaration of Independence (excerpts; Stan Freberg)
More with the Heidlers on Henry Clay.
We learn about the greatest president of his time from Newsweek editor Jon Meachem, author of American Lion:Andrew Jackson in the White House. (Random House)
Not only did Clay have to contend with Old Hickory, his own bad self -- there was also Young Hickory, a fellow Speaker who defeated him for the presidency. Excerpts from the recent talk with Robert Merry, author of of A Country of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, The Mexican War, and the Conquest of the American Continent. [Simon & Schuster]
Plus some really cool patriotic music. Hope you can join us.