Jefferson Davis, American (Google eBook)
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Dec 22, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 848 pages
From a distinguished historian of the America South comes this thoroughly human portrait of the complex man at the center of our nation's most epic struggle.
Jefferson Davis initially did not wish to leave the Union-as the son of a veteran of the American Revolution and as a soldier and senator, he considered himself a patriot. William J. Cooper shows us how Davis' initial reluctance turned into absolute commitment to the Confederacy. He provides a thorough account of Davis' life, both as the Confederate President and in the years before and after the war. Elegantly written and impeccably researched, Jefferson Davis, American is the definitive examination of one of the most enigmatic figures in our nation's history.
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Review: Jefferson Davis, AmericanUser Review - Louise - Goodreads
Cooper has put together a lot of information and made it readable. He did not produce a page turner, but he does not put you to sleep either. The book is not interpretive, but Davis is presented more ... Read full review
Review: Jefferson Davis, AmericanUser Review - Rhyan Phillips - Goodreads
Very in depth study of a man who I knew little about. Before the secession of the southern states and the outbreak of the civil war, Davis stood out as a highly influential American statesman and, in ... Read full review