"Decisively refuting all the old slanders, the authors give us back the real Davis-a patriotic soldier, a reluctant secessionist, the model of a Christian gentleman, and an inspiration to all Americans, North and South."
-Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture
"Was Jefferson Davis Right? is more than a biography of the Confederate president. It is a primer for the trial of the century that never was. The Kennedy brothers have done it again, giving us in one place the huge volume of facts a jury would have weighed if Davis had been given the day in court he so desperately wanted. The words that begin as a murmur swell to a shout by the end of Chapter 14: 'Not Guilty!'"
"Well researched and thought out . . . the authors have presented a convincing argument."
"The Kennedy brothers provide an unassailable defense of the principles on which Jefferson Davis took his stand."
-Dr. Michael Hill, president, The League of the South
James Ronald Kennedy and Walter Donald Kennedy, descendants of Civil War soldiers, hold posts with the Sons of Confederate Veterans. As staunch supporters of individual freedom, the brothers are actively involved in a number of organizations that promote their beliefs. James is on the board of directors for the Louisiana Southern League and serves as the director of risk management for an insurance company. Walter is a registered respiratory therapist and a certified registered nurse anesthetist. They are the authors of Pelican's best-selling books The South Was Right! and Why Not Freedom! America's Revolt Against Big Government as well as Nullifying Tyranny: Creating Moral Communities in an Immoral Society. James resides in Mandeville, Louisiana, and Walter lives in Downsville, Louisiana.
Cover portrait by Aubrey Hayden
This books is a great opportunity to find out more about the civil war.
That the usurpation of power by the Federal govt. began very shortly after the formation of the union and was reasonably contained until 1861.
This book and many other by them give facts with conjecture and prove that the south was right.
Excellent Book also. And yes you will come away after reading that Jefferson Davis was right and correct....Published 5 months ago by Kenneth M. Edmondson
This book and any book by the Kennedy brothers is a great read if you wish to know the unbiased truth about the southern side. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Matt Goodwin
this was awonderful book finally someone had the guts to tell the real truth about Jefferson davis instead of myths and half truths hoorah for the authorsPublished 8 months ago by bruce velzor
This books is a great opportunity to find out more about the civil war. It gives a a new view from the other side of the war with Jefferson Davis and not Lincoln. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Rafael Rodriguez
The first half of the book reads like a history book that covers the War of Southern Aggression and a biography for the traitor Jeffersion Davis. Read morePublished 23 months ago by The Seeker
This is yet another one of those one-sided crybaby Confedarate writings attempting to rewrite history and ignore facts. Read morePublished on November 24, 2012 by Keith Berry
History has not been kind to Jefferson Davis. This is especially true now with the current wave of politically correct motivated attacks on him. Read morePublished on March 16, 2004 by Scott Bell
I found this book interesting. I'm an amateur historian with great interest on the Civil War and the leaders from both sides. Read morePublished on December 27, 2001 by Malcolm Ray Robinson
This book is: 1. A book that opens up bringing Jeff Davis to life telling us of his lifes joys and sorrows. His adventures and his sufferings. His victories and his defeats. 2. Read morePublished on August 8, 2001 by Douglas