Jefferson Davis: The Man and His Hour (2020)

Jefferson Davis: The Man and His Hour William C. Davis 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 Davi
  • Title: Jefferson Davis: The Man and His Hour
  • Author: William C. Davis
  • ISBN: 9780060167066
  • Page: 276
  • Format: Hardcover
Jefferson Davis: The Man and His Hour William C. Davis 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 secretaryDrawing 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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  1. Linda Derrick

    I ve read a lot of books on the Civil War, but Jefferson Davis was still an enigma as most books I ve read barely touched on him This book by William Davis ended the mystery Well researched the list of resources is extensive , the author weaves together an incredible amount of detail into a thorough story that is also a very engaging read The further I got into the book, the harder it was to put down What little I knew about Jefferson Davis gave me the impression that I would not like him I can [...]

  2. Alex Fensome

    I have no sympathy for the cause Davis espoused or the things he believed in, but this book gives a well rounded portrait of a flawed, determined man who was capable of greatness but lacked the self awareness, insight and ability to transcend his times Undoubtedly the best section covers his flight from Richmond and eventual capture in 1865, as the hope he s sustained for five years dissolves in front of his eyes It was unexpectedly moving and sad, though he deserved it.Davis suffered many trage [...]

  3. Christopher

    A wonderfully detailed and insightful look into one of the most vilified and misunderstood participants in the Civil War The Jefferson Davis in this biography is an intelligent, focused, prideful, stubborn, and intensely loyal man who was ill suited to be the leader of an attempted revolution Davis was a bureaucrat, not an executive And this biography does a wonderful job of exploring that distinction between Davis successes and failures and his feuds with Beauregard, Bragg, and Joe Johnston Phy [...]

  4. Meg

    A great and objective biography of a troubled man in power It is amazing, given the immense physical and emotional pain he experienced throughout his life, that he was able to accomplish so much His experience as a Senator and as Franklin Pierce s Secretary of War prepared him well for his role as the President of the Confederacy As debilitating as his neuralgia was, I found Davis to be disadvantaged by his own critical, judgmental nature and inflexibility He was well respected, but not well li [...]

  5. Kyle Bunkers

    This was an interesting book, and not one I would normally have read I was kindly offered a digital copy for free from Endeavour Press to review and given my interest in the American Civil War, I decided I would try out the book on the President of the Confederacy In that vein, the digital edition is quite good I found few typos, and the linking within the ebook works quite well The ebook is well done.The author, William Davis, does an admirable job of presenting the person Jefferson Davis, from [...]

  6. Steven

    The recent controversies about Confederate monuments and various tributes paid to Confederate leaders make this book a worthwhile read I will say, however, that you have to be prepared for a very long and detailed read This is a long book over 700 pages It s interesting, but long I knew a fair bit about Jefferson Davis s time as President of the Confederacy, and a little bit about his political career before that as a US Senator from Mississippi and as Secretary of War under President Franklin P [...]

  7. Charlie Newfell

    Full disclosure I received a complimentary copy of this book due to others that I read They did not even ask for a review Jefferson Davis is probably the face of the Confederacy to most people, Southerners as well as Northerners With all of the reading I ve done, I guess I never thought much about the man My only connection was a visit to Beauvoir in Biloxi, his retirement home along the Gulf Coast We visited there a few weeks before Katrina hit and did significant damage to the house, museum, a [...]

  8. Eric

    The best biographers have a very empathetic connection with their subjects This author did a wonderful job of bringing JD to life That obviously has minuses as well as pluses JD was a complex character, proud sensitive, loyal to his friends, to a fault Vindictive to those he considered his enemies, and was far too stubborn to ever imagine he could be wrong about anything But understanding all this gave me insights into what made the CSA work the way it did, and why the leaders commanders of the [...]

  9. Vicki Gibson

    If you want to understand Jefferson Davis, this is the book to read The author dispenses with the usual litany of military battles, giving the reader only what is necessary to provide context, and instead focuses solely on Jefferson Davis, the man I never understood why Lincoln was the heroic representative of the North but Jefferson Davis did not fill that role for the South That fell to Robert E Lee Now I understand why Jefferson Davis was a complex man The author does a good job of fairly rep [...]

  10. Chris N. Sieler

    I it was a very interesting study of someone that I knew next to nothing about I have read many books from that period of history but never one with this perspectiveI it was a very interesting study of someone that I knew next to nothing about I have read many books from that period of history but never one with this perspective

  11. Brenda Kellow

    Wrong leader for President of the ConfederacyJefferson Davis was a complex person In my opinion, he was not a particularly likeable person He was highly opinionated, narcissistic, and thought that his views on any subject were the right ones He made many enemies during his political and military career He was most certainly the wrong person to govern the Confederacy during the Civil War This book is a good read, however Learned lots of details I had never read before.

  12. Troi

    I found this to be a solid addition to my study of the Civil War We didn t learn about the confederate cause when I was in school, or about who Jefferson Davis really was This provides a fascinating peek onto the other side I appreciate the way the cause and Jefferson Davis were neither glorified nor vilified, but rather presented as a different point of view Jefferson himself was a pretty non great man, but he was put in pretty daunting position I have gained such a richer perspective and under [...]

  13. Paul

    William C Davis is one of my favorite authors He writes well and with great insight into the events and people of the Civil War In this biography, he makes a man most of us know only as the president of the Confederacy and a stern photograph a living person, one whom ultimately I felt I understood much better and held with some sympathy The book of course covers his presidency and the Civil War, but doesn t stint on his life before or after, mathematically much of his life And if family stories [...]

  14. Jay Perkins

    A good biography on the Confederacy s only president The author does a great job of explaining the character and personality of the man This portion especially summarizes Jefferson Davis To those few who knew him intimately he presented a case of wonderful consistency in all his attitudes and acts there was an arresting internal symmetry to the man Where others might be dedicated, he was committed Where others felt enthusiasm, he felt passion Where others were determined, he was obstinate Moreov [...]

  15. Mark Singer

    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, although to be fair one can argue that the rebellion was doomed from the start In many ways Davis emerges as the opposite of his counterpart Abraham Lincoln combative where Lincoln was conciliatory, vindictive and petty where Lincoln was forgiving, and unwilling to delegate authority where Lincoln d [...]

  16. Matthew Cook

    The author is a skilled biographer, drawing his narrative from a life already played out and fairly well documented in primary correspondence, official documents and over a century of analysis He focuses strongly on Davis s personality and how it strongly directed the direction of his life He accounts very fluidly for changes in personality due to the big events both acute and lifelong in his life and paints a very believable portrait backed up by what I can only imagine is a soul crushing amoun [...]

  17. Tom Rowe

    A well written biography It s hard to separate my feelings about slavers, traitors, hypocrites, and whiners who are responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people from the man Davis, so I won t comment on the content Read the book It s good.

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