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Embattled Rebel - Jefferson Davis as Commander in Chief

James M. McPherson

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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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robert Fass

Length:

5h 38m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:12


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:31


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:04


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:55


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:17


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:50


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:44


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:17


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:34


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:06


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:19


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:36


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:50


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:35


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:51


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:08


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:03


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:54


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:48


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:18


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:48


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:29


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:54


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:05


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:02


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:18


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:09


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:03


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:04


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:22


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:35


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:37


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:54


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:02


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:49


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:53


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:10


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:00


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:07


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:36


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:24


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:39


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:42


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:17


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:45


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:23


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:02


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:06


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:06


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:01


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:18


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:03


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

00:41