Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Booknotes - "Jefferson Davis and the Civil War Era"

New release Jefferson Davis and the Civil War Era (LSU Press, 2008) is a collection of essays by noted historian and Davis biographer William J. Cooper. The slim hardcover covers a range of political and military topics including secession, state's rights, command relationships, leadership, and strategy. The Lincoln bicentennial is witnessing/feeding a landslide of Lincoln books, not so much for Mr. Davis. So far, this is all we've got (as far as I know), but it should be an interesting and easily digestible adjunct to his earlier full bio Jefferson Davis, American (Vintage, 2001 and Knopf, 2000).