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Jefferson Davis

The Man and His Hour

By William C. Davis
Narrated by Jeff Riggenbach / 30 hours 49 minutes

This book paints a vivid picture of Jefferson Davis as a multifaceted, often charismatic man who mirrored the turbulent times in which he lived and who stood solidly for the South that he loved. Ranging over the complete span of his long life, it shows him as a hardworking Mississippi planter, a compassionate slave owner, a hero of the Mexican War, and an able secretary of war under Franklin Pierce. But it is on the years of the Civil War and Davis' controversial performance as president of the Confederacy that the book naturally focuses. Loved by many for his eloquence, courage, loyalty, and devotion, he was vilified by many more for his well-known obstinacy and vanity, his feuds with his best commanders, and his unwillingness to delegate responsibility to others. Judicious, balanced, compassionate, Jefferson Davis is an enthralling account of a remarkable man.

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Author
Narrator Jeff Riggenbach
ISBN 9781483081984
Length 30 hours 49 minutes
Language English
Publisher Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication Date
Abridged No
 

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