Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis and the Confederate Civil War (Paperback)

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Embattled Rebel by James McPherson isn’t your standard biography of Jefferson Davis because it doesn’t look at every facet of his life, instead McPherson looks at how he performed his duties as President of the Confederacy. By drawing extensively on Davis’ personal correspondence and contemporary sources, McPherson creates a readable portrayal of a man fiercely dedicated to his ideals.

— Andrew

Embattled Rebel by James McPherson isn’t your standard biography of Jefferson Davis because it doesn’t look at every facet of his life, instead McPherson looks at how he performed his duties as President of the Confederacy. By drawing extensively on Davis’ personal correspondence and contemporary sources, McPherson creates a readable portrayal of a man fiercely dedicated to his ideals.

— From Andrew

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From the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom, a powerful new reckoning with Jefferson Davis as military commander of the Confederacy
The best concise book we have on the subject McPherson is our most distinguished scholar of the Civil War era. The New York Times Book Review

History has not been kind to Jefferson Davis. Many Americans of his own time and in later generations considered him an incompetent leader, not to mention a traitor. Not so, argues James M. McPherson. In Embattled Rebel, McPherson shows us that Davis might have been on the wrong side of history, but that it is too easy to diminish him because of his cause's failure. Gravely ill throughout much of the Civil War, Davis nevertheless shaped and articulated the principal policy of the Confederacy the quest for independent nationhood with clarity and force. He exercised a tenacious hands-on influence in the shaping of military strategy, and his close relationship with Robert E. Lee was one of the most effective military-civilian partnerships in history.
Lucid and concise, Embattled Rebel presents a fresh perspective on the Civil War as seen from the desk of the South's commander in chief.

About the Author


James M. McPherson is the George Henry Davis 86 Professor of History Emeritus at Princeton University. He is the bestselling author of numerous books on the Civil War, including Battle Cry of Freedom, which won the Pulitzer Prize, as well as Tried by War and For Cause and Comrades, both of which won the Lincoln Prize."
Product Details
ISBN: 9780143127758
ISBN-10: 0143127756
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: September 15th, 2015
Pages: 320
Language: English