Jefferson Davis, Confederate President
Rich in detail and exhilaratingly told with generous selections from
Davis' own letters and speeches, this book provides the most insightful
account available of the Confederate presidency - suggesting that perhaps
it was the Confederate government, rather than Davis himself, that failed.
More than that, it shows us Davis as an American leader and offers a new
appreciation of his place in our country's history.
The Essential Writings. William J. Cooper, Jr., ed. "Eclipsed in our memory
of the Civil War by Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, and other military
heroes, Jefferson Davis was arguably one of the most important figures in
the antebellum and wartime eras. Davis' biographer, William Cooper, Jr., has
sifted through the huge number of Davis letters and speeches to select those
that best tell the story of his life and provide insight to his character in
this invaluable volume." - James M. McPherson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author
of Battle Cry of Freedom. 492 pgs., 5˝"x 8", hdbd.
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Jefferson Davis, American
William J. Cooper, Jr. The president of the doomed Confederate States of
America is often perceived as more a symbol than a man. With elegant
writing and an impressive depth of research, the author restores the man,
giving us a fully realized biography of this complex figure. "Biography on
a grand scale, the most comprehensive treatment of Davis and his times yet
to appear." - Los Angeles Times.
An Honorable Defeat
The Last Days of the Confederate Government. William
C. Davis. This is the story of the four months that saw the surrender of the
South and the assassination of
Lincoln by Southern partisans. It is also the story of two men who
struggled to achieve their own differing visions for the South: Jefferson
Davis, the president of the Confederate States, who vowed never to
surrender; and General John C. Breckinridge, Secretary of War, who hoped
pragmatism would save the shattered remnants of the land he loved so dearly.
512 pgs., 25 B&W photos, 6"x 9", sfbd.
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Jefferson Davis and His Generals: The Failure of Confederate Command in the West (Modern War Studies)
Steven E Woodworth. Winner of the Fletcher Pratt Award, this book reveals
Davis to be an experienced, talented, and courageous leader who,
nevertheless, undermined the Confederacy's cause in the trans-Appalachian
west, where the South lost the war. "Brings alive the whole landscape of
the Confederate war in the west in a clear and persuasive fashion.
Exceptionally well written. - Journal of Military History.
Jefferson Davis in Blue: The Life of Sherman's Relentless Warrior
This book brings order to the muddle of contradictions that was Davis's
life and offers an impartial profile of the soldier and the man. It
describes his distinguished service in the Mexican War and at Fort Sumter,
traces his rapid advancement to general officer, and follows his post-war
career first as a commissioner with the Freedmen's Bureau and then as an
influential commander in territorial Alaska.
Judah P. Benjamin: Confederate Statesman
Meade. A favorite of Jefferson Davis, Judah P. Benjamin has been described
as "the brains of the Confederacy." This book chronicles his birth in the
Virgin Islands, his rise to power as a lawyer and politician in south
Louisiana, his election to the U.S. Senate in the 1850s, his outspoken
role in the secession controversy, his friendship with Davis, his
prominent role in the Confederate government, his daring escape after
Appomattox, and his brilliant second law career in England after the war.
Jefferson Davis and the Civil War Era
With his masterpiece, Jefferson Davis, American, William J. Cooper, Jr.,
crafted a sweeping, definitive biography and established himself as the
foremost scholar on the intriguing Confederate president. Cooper narrows
his focus considerably in Jefferson Davis and the Civil War Era, aiming
his expert eye specifically on Davis's participation in and influence on
events central to the American Civil War.
Was Jefferson Davis Right?
Jefferson Davis, captured, imprisoned, and charged with 1) conspiracy and
culpability in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln; 2) conspiracy to
cause the deaths of Northern P.O.W.'s at Andersonville, Georgia, a
detention camp; 3) participating in and attempting to assist in the growth
of the system of slavery; and 4) treason against the United States of
America, was never afforded his constitutional right to a trial.
The South Was Right!
An authoritative and documented study of the mythology behind Civil War
history, clearly exhibiting how the South was an independent country
invaded, captured, and still occupied by a vicious aggressor.
Bloody Crimes LP: The Chase for Jefferson Davis and the Death Pageant for Lincoln's Corpse
On the morning of April 2, 1865, Jefferson Davis, president of the
Confederacy, received a telegram from General Robert E. Lee. There is no
more time—the Yankees are coming, it warned. Shortly before midnight,
Davis boarded a train from Richmond and fled the capital, setting off an
intense and thrilling chase in which Union cavalry hunted the Confederate
Bloody Times: The Funeral of Abraham Lincoln and the Manhunt for Jefferson Davis
New York Times bestselling author of Manhunt James L. Swanson creates an
adaptation for young people of his adult book Bloody Crimes, a
suspense-filled thriller that sheds light on two fallen leaders of the
North and South. One man, President Lincoln, assassinated, on his way to
the grave. Another man, the president of the Confederacy, Jefferson Davis,
on the run, soon to be sent to prison. Their actions forever changed the
history of a nation.