Jefferson Davis, Unconquerable Heart

Jefferson Davis, Unconquerable Heart

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The author begins the story qwith Davis's political imprisonment at the end of the Civil War and ... flashes back to his earlier life, interweaving Davis's private life as a schoolboy, a Mississippi planter, a husband, a father, and a political leader. She follows him from West Point through army service on the frontier, his election to the U.S. House of Representatives, his regimental command in the Mexican War, his service as U.S. secretary of war and senator, and his term as president of the Confederate States of America.q--Jacket.224; feud between Scott and JD, 218-19; five departments of army, 214; and Hardeea#39;s cavalry manual, 212-13; and ... 225, 231, 250, 279-80; Compromise of 1850, 177-78, 185; and Cuba, 242-43; dangers to Union and secession, 185-86, 189anbsp;...

Title:Jefferson Davis, Unconquerable Heart
Author:Felicity Allen
Publisher:University of Missouri Press - 1999


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