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Jefferson Davis, American : Vintage Civil War Library - William J. Cooper

Jefferson Davis, American

Vintage Civil War Library

Paperback Published: 1st November 2001
ISBN: 9780375725425
Number Of Pages: 848

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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.

Illustrationsp. ix
Mapsp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Prologue: "The Saddest Day of My Life"p. 3
"There My Memories Begin"p. 9
"Put Away the Grog"p. 23
"Ever Ready to Render My Best Services"p. 41
"Located in a Very Retired Place"p. 65
"It Was What I Wished"p. 90
"It May Be That I Will Return with a Reputation"p. 123
"At Present All Is Uncertainty"p. 158
"The Cloud Which Had Collected"p. 204
"I ... Have a Field of Usefulness"p. 240
"The Darkest Hour"p. 277
"Our Cause Is Just and Holy"p. 325
"The Noblest Cause in Which Man Can Be Engaged"p. 372
"Lift Men Above All Personal Considerations"p. 420
"We Are Fighting for Existence"p. 470
"The Issue Is ... Very Painful for Me to Meet"p. 506
"I Have Not Sunk Under My Trials"p. 535
"These Days of Our Hard Fortune"p. 568
"The Duty of Doing Justice to the Cause"p. 611
"There Is Much Preparation"p. 633
Epilogue: "Esto Perpetua"p. 655
Notesp. 659
Acknowledgmentsp. 739
Indexp. 741
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ISBN: 9780375725425
ISBN-10: 0375725423
Series: Vintage Civil War Library
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 848
Published: 1st November 2001
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.5 x 13.0  x 4.3
Weight (kg): 0.79
Edition Number: 1