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The Resource Embattled rebel : Jefferson Davis as commander in chief, James M. McPherson

Embattled rebel : Jefferson Davis as commander in chief, James M. McPherson

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Embattled rebel : Jefferson Davis as commander in chief
Title
Embattled rebel
Title remainder
Jefferson Davis as commander in chief
Statement of responsibility
James M. McPherson
Title variation
Jefferson Davis as commander in chief
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom, a powerful new reckoning with Jefferson Davis as military commander of the Confederacy shows how Davis shaped and articulated the principal policy of the Confederacy with clarity and force and, like no other chief executive in American history, exercised a tenacious hands-on influence in the shaping of military strategy
Summary
Jefferson Davis, who served as president of the Confederate States of America, was often criticized as an ineffective figurehead during the Civil War. In Embattled Rebel, award-winning Civil War historian James McPherson argues that Davis was a tireless worker who visited the front lines, strove to manage his contentious military leaders, and opposed ill-advised demands from the state governors. Though he was unavoidably swamped with bureaucratic duties, he passionately advocated the South's cause, even after General Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox. This engrossing biography provides a finely crafted account of Davis' life. -- Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2014
Biography type
contains biographical information
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.713092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E467.1.D26
LC item number
M26 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Target audience
adult
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Jefferson Davis as commander in chief
Label
Embattled rebel : Jefferson Davis as commander in chief, James M. McPherson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-288)and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
We must prepare for a long war -- Winter of discontent -- War so gigantic -- The clouds are dark over us -- We should take the initiative -- We must beat Sherman -- The last resort
Control code
20271408
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 301 pages
Isbn
9781594204975
Lccn
2014005403
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn870248703
  • (OCoLC)870248703
Label
Embattled rebel : Jefferson Davis as commander in chief, James M. McPherson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-288)and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
We must prepare for a long war -- Winter of discontent -- War so gigantic -- The clouds are dark over us -- We should take the initiative -- We must beat Sherman -- The last resort
Control code
20271408
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 301 pages
Isbn
9781594204975
Lccn
2014005403
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn870248703
  • (OCoLC)870248703

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