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The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government VOLUME ONE
     

The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government VOLUME ONE

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by Jefferson Davis
 

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The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government is a book
written by Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America
during the American Civil War. Davis wrote the book as a straightforward history
of the Confederate States of America and as an apologia for the causes that he
believed led to and justified the American Civil

Overview

The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government is a book
written by Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America
during the American Civil War. Davis wrote the book as a straightforward history
of the Confederate States of America and as an apologia for the causes that he
believed led to and justified the American Civil War. Most of the book was
written at Beauvoir, the Biloxi, Mississippi home where he lived as a guest of
novelist Sarah Ellis Dorsey and which she later leased and eventually bequeathed
to him. He was assisted by several people in its formulation, most notably his
wife, Varina, his secretary Major W.T. Walthall, and Mrs. Dorsey, and
corresponded voluminously with surviving Confederate statesmen and generals
including Judah Benjamin and Jubal Early for fact checking and details on key
issues, though it is believed that the writing of the book was done primarily by
Davis himself.


- Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607789413
Publisher:
MobileReference
Publication date:
11/17/2010
Series:
Mobi Classics
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
831 KB

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The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government VOLUME ONE 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought I had seen this edition at the store, where the one I saw was billed as a "Barnes & Noble edition." As a history buff, it seemed like a good way to get a glimpse into the losing side of the Civil War. On the B&N website, the cover even looked like the one I saw on the display shelf. Shoulda bought the edition at the store and not this one. Upon delivery, with great anticipation I opened the book -- and saw that it was printed in something like 4-point type, making it an arduous chore to get through even a single page. It's a completely unprofessional, slapdash job: the first volume is named "Volume One (Of Two)," while the second volume is billed as "Volume II." Inconsistent treatment. (That should have tipped me off as to the poor quality of this edition.) Then the text in "Volume One" is right-justified, but the text in "Volume II" is ragged right. And the entries in the index are weirdly spaced, with enormous gaps of white space between words just to make them right-justified. Ridiculous. If you have any interest in this book (along with the second volume), get a different edition. Your eyes will thank you for it. I'm taking these two volumes back to the store for a refund.
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