EMBATTLED REBEL: JEFFERSON DAVIS AS COMMANDER IN CHIEF.
New York: The Penguin Press, 2014. 301 pp. Index. Notes. Illustrations. Numerous maps including an endpaper map of Richmond in color. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. Fine, bright copy. The dust jacket shows a short tear (closed with archival tape), else fine. The author focuses on Davis’s command of military operations throughout the various theaters of the Civil War. He includes a great deal of information on the various campaigns and the infighting that beset the Confederate high command. In most cases, these campaigns are accompanied with a map which gives clarity and enhances understanding. The New York Times described this book as “ the best concise book we have on the subject.”