Jefferson Davis: The Man and His Hour

By: Davis, William C.

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Book Condition: near fine


Wraps, 14 by 21.5 cm, xv 784 pp., illus. Near fine, unread copy with only faint signs of shelf and some minor bumping to the lower corner. From the publisher: “This book paints a vivid picture of Jefferson Davis as a multifaceted, often charismatic man who mirrored the turbulent times in which he lived and who stood solidly for the South that he loved. Ranging over the complete span of his long life, it shows him as a hardworking Mississippi planter, a compassionate slave owner, a hero of the Mexican War, and an able secretary of war under Franklin Pierce. But it is on the years of the Civil War and Davis’s controversial performance as president of the Confederacy that the book naturally focuses. Loved by many for his eloquence, courage, loyalty, and devotion, he was vilified by many more for his well-known obstinacy and vanity, his feuds with his best commanders, and his unwillingness to delegate responsibility to others. Judicious, balanced, compassionate, Jefferson Davis is an enthralling account of a remarkable man.”

Title: Jefferson Davis: The Man and His Hour

Author Name: Davis, William C.

Categories: Civil War,

Publisher: Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University Press: 1996

ISBN Number: 0807120790

ISBN Number 13: 9780807120798

Binding: paperback

Book Condition: near fine

Seller ID: 3576