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Jefferson Davis, Confederate President (Paperback)
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Jefferson Davis, Confederate President (Paperback)

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Paperback 566 Pages / Published: 30/06/2002
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A close look at the presidency of Jefferson Davis. The book provides a clear picture of his leadership and ability to handle domestic, diplomatic and military matters under the most trying circumstances - without the resources of the north and without the formal recognition of other nations.

Publisher: University Press of Kansas
ISBN: 9780700612932
Number of pages: 566
Weight: 835 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 31 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Succeeds in bringing this unusual American to life for contemporary readers. Particularly recommended for buffs of the Civil War."--Profile (National Portrait Gallery)

"This thoughtful and well-written analysis, strongly grounded in quality recent studies and primary sources on Jefferson Davis, is a welcome addition to the emerging scholarly literature on the relationship between the way in which the nature of Confederate society and beliefs affected the conduct of the war."--Louisiana History

"A tremendously valuable work that captures the Confederate perspective on the Civil War and serves as an excellent departure point for further studies into the military, political, social, and economic history of the Confederacy."--Historian

"This book goes past biography and is in reality a far-reaching history of the Confederate experience based on some of the best recent scholarship available. . . . It is a fine, well-written study and one of the most useful analyses of the Confederate leadership to appear in several years. It deserves a place next to Emory Thomas's classic The Confederate Nation on the shelf of essential books on the Civil War South, and is highly recommended."--American Nineteenth Century History

"A vivid portrait of the man, the office, and the southern nation during the star-crossed struggle for independence. This engaging approach allows the reader to derive a sense of the challenges, both personal and professional, that Davis encountered as a president at war. . . . [Readers] will treasure the fresh insights that Hattaway and Beringer provide into a failed American president and his short-lived Confederate nation."--Arkansas Historical Quarterly

"Probably the best single volume treatment of the confederate experiment."--Civil War News

"This book delivers more than its title suggests. It is, in fact, a comprehensive history of the Confederacy, in which Jefferson Davis naturally figures as the chief character. . . . This is an excellent book on both Davis and the Confederate experience for all levels and collections."--Choice

"[This book is] an extended essay about the Confederacy itself. . . . Much of what these authors say deserves thoughtful attention."--Journal of Military History

"Hattaway and Beringer have written the first full-length study of Jefferson Davis's presidency that offers a detailed analysis of his Civil War career and how he profoundly shaped the Confederacy. The final result is an even handed, often insightful work that places Davis successfully in the historical context of nineteenth-century politics. . . . Hattaway and Beringer have produced an exhaustive study of an 'American president' as well as a sweeping history of the poltical, financial, and military plight of the Confederacy. . . . It is a book that will interest Civil War buffs as well as challenge the assumptions of some Civil War historians."--Ohio History


"At once thorough and thought provoking. The authors paint the first true administrative portrait of Davis, making bold and even controversial judgments."--William C. Davis, author of Jefferson Davis: The Man and His Hour

"A sprawling and detailed chronicle of the Confederate presidency that touches upon almost every aspect of Confederate history, ranging from battle accounts, to logistical matters, to fiscal policy, to the course of slavery."--William J. Cooper, Jr., author of Jefferson Davis, American: A Biography

"The authors have created nothing less than a panorama of the rise and fall of the Confederate States."--Daniel E. Sutherland, author of Seasons of War: The Ordeal of the Confederate Community, 1861-1865

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