Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Starting with his title, Cooper (History/Louisiana State Univ.) aims to replace the conventional image of the Confederate president as foe of the Union with a new representation as a reluctant secessionist. Yet, despite his sympathy and impressive research, the thesis just won't fly.As a US Army lieutenant, congressman, Mexican War hero, US senator, and secretary of war, Davis spent much of his ... Read full review

Review: Jefferson Davis, American: A Biography

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Both a devoted American and a wealthy plantation owner who thought slavery to be a moral and social good, Jefferson Davis is one of the most complex and compelling political figures in the nation's history. Davis's duplicitous nature is at the heart of JEFFERSON DAVIS, AMERICAN, William J. Cooper's exhaustive biography of the former president of the Confederacy. Cooper bases his work on the ... Read full review

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