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message 1: by Porter (new)

Porter Broyles | 201 comments Looking for a good biography on Davis. Any recommendations? Any that i should avoid?


message 2: by Manray9 (new)

Manray9 | 460 comments Porter wrote: "Looking for a good biography on Davis. Any recommendations? Any that i should avoid?"

I've read Jefferson Davis: The Man and His Hour by William C. Davis. It was pretty good. Davis has written many Civil War books. In particular, I liked his bio of John C. Breckinridge, Breckinridge: Statesman, Soldier, Symbol


message 3: by Porter (new)

Porter Broyles | 201 comments I saw both of those today at Half-Priced Books... there were two Davis Bios and that one caught my eye. The Breckinridge bio surprised me... but then I realized that it shouldn't have. Breckinridge was a major player, just constantly on the wrong side.


message 4: by Jan C (new)

Jan C (woeisme) | 160 comments I haven't read it yet but how about Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis as Commander in Chief by James M. McPherson. It has been on my shelf for a few years.


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