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Jefferson Davis, American Paperback – November 13, 2001
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Cooper is careful not to glorify or demean Davis in any way. The Confederate president definitely had his flaws, the most prominent of which was his undying support of slavery.
Between all the positives and negatives, Jefferson Davis was a man of his time. If you are a civil war buff or just someone who wants to read a very well written piece of work on American history, Jefferson Davis, American is highly recommended.
In our modern age Jefferson Davis' legacy has been tarnished by the rush to be politically correct. This book gets back to the real man. The man who got in boyish trouble in school and at West Point, the man who fathfully served his country, and the man who suffered through the loss of several of his children. This book shows us the Jefferson Davis who was the product of his times. This book also shows us a man who was deeply troubled by the storm he saw coming but who deep in his heart and soul believed secession was a legal right. No matter how his beliefs fair by today's standards he stood for his beliefs and gave up all that he had for the "cause".
Cooper has brought to us a true snapshot of Jefferson Davis and for that we owe him a great debt. This book should be required reading in all college courses dealing with the civil war or antibellum south.
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What drove the South to secede? Why would they rise up in arms to combat a nation they professed so passionately to love? Read morePublished 7 months ago by Emil L. Posey
The only book you will ever have to read on Davis. The author keeps you interested and I believe presents an unbiased view of his subject.Published 8 months ago by Chaz
Was suggested reading during library program celebrating 150th anniversary of Civil War History and it didn't disappoint! A very good read of who he was that I enjoyed very much.Published 8 months ago by chris
Solid account, treating Davis and the Confederacy fairly and with respect, while not shying away from his faults and those of the Confederacy. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Eisenhower Republican
After visiting Jeff Davis's boyhood home in MS this summer, I wanted to learn more about the man. This book is a good one.Published 9 months ago by bld761