Stock Image

Jefferson Davis (World Leaders Past & Present)

King, Perry

5 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 1555468063 / ISBN 13: 9781555468064
Published by Chelsea House Publications
Used Condition: Good
From Paws for Hope NC (Washington, NC, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since May 17, 2012

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 1.99 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

1555468063 Good - Former library copy (Library stamps and stickers throughout) - Bumping to corners - Rear cover page torn out - Great reading copy!(Shelf 47 row 4). Bookseller Inventory # SKU1025396

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Jefferson Davis (World Leaders Past & ...

Publisher: Chelsea House Publications

Binding: LIBRARY BINDING

Book Condition:Good

About this title

Synopsis:

-- Absorbing accounts of the men and women whose ideas and actions have changed the course of history
-- Examines each person's life within the context of the politics of the time
-- Photographs, engravings, and maps enhance each book

From School Library Journal:

A disappointing entry in an established series. The focus is on the president of the Confederacy, a West Point graduate and former U. S. Senator who led the South during the Civil War. The book opens ominously, with Davis on his way to Montgomery, Alabama, for his inauguration, aware that the "South's situation was not as bright as he indicated." King then digresses to Davis' youth and early life on a Mississippi plantation, and descends to the use of stereotypes of Southern men: "courtly," "spiritual descendents of medieval knights," and "impulsiveness." Other than that, the coverage of Davis' life before the war is thorough and informative. The chapters on the Civil War itself are just brief overviews, covering the most important moments. In the final chapters, on Davis' post-war life and his importance during the Civil War years to the Southern states, the book again loses impact due to King's editorializing. Although there are several good biographies of Davis available for an adult audience (especially that by Clement Eaton Free Pr, 1977), this is one of the few suitable for a younger audience. --Elizabeth M. Reardon, McCallie School, Chattanooga, TN
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

We sell new, used, antique, and rare books.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web
sites. If you're dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as
Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund
within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. If you've changed your mind about a
book that you've ordered, please use the Ask bookseller a question link to contact
us and we'll respond within 2 business days.


Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Direct Debit (Personally Authorized Payment)