Jefferson Davis: The Man and His Hour
Drawing on many new sources, distinguished Civil War scholar William C. Davis here delves into the life of one of the most controversial public figures of the nineteenth century. He vividly details Davis' childhood in Mississippi, his military experience at West Point and on the western frontier, his brilliant record in the Mexican War, his stint as a hardworking secretary of war under Franklin Pierce, and his career as an impassioned defender of slavery in the Senate, closely examining the development and expression of Davis' values, attitudes, and personality throughout this time.
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Review: Jefferson Davis: The Man and His HourUser Review - Mark Singer - Goodreads
This is a solid biography of Jefferson Davis and I would recommend it to anyone interested in the American Civil War. Davis had serious character flaws that definitely hurt the Confederate war effort ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ksmyth - LibraryThing
I haven't finished this book yet, and honestly, I found it tough sledding. That's odd, because I usually really enjoy Davis's books. Read full review