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Author Davis, William C., 1946-

Title Breckinridge : statesman, soldier, symbol / William C. Davis
Published Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, [2015]
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Contents Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Illustrations; Abbreviations Used in Footnotes; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction to the 2010 Edition; BOOK I; 1 Your Brother Has a Fine Son; 2 You Are a Glorious Democrat; 3 My Eloquent Young Friend; 4 Go On, You Cannot Fail; 5 Beat Breckinridge, D-n Him; 6 I Thought It Had to Be Met; 7 The Power Behind the Throne; 8 Go It; 9 I Like Him God Damn Him; 10 Let Justice Be Done; 11 I Trust I Have the Courage; 12 Pour On, I Can Endure; 13 Iron Beneath the Glove; 14 I Intend to Rest; BOOK II; 1 The Musket of a Soldier
2 I Will Lead You on to Victory3 When a Man Is Right; 4 Well, Gentlemen, This Is What Is Left of Me; 5 I Never Felt More Like Fighting; 6 A Worthy Successor of Jackson; 7 We Will Soon Drive the Enemy Out; 8 It Does Seem Incredible; 9 This Has Been A Magnificent Epic; 10 Nothing Can Be Done; 11 Should My Friends Ever Know My Part; BOOK III; 1 You Have a Mission to Perform; 2 On You, Sir, the Eyes of All True Southern Men Are Now Fixed; 3 Thank God You Are Free ; 4 We Address Ourselves to the Duties of the Future; 5 There Is Now No North and No South; Bibliography; Index
Summary John C. Breckinridge rose to prominence during one of the most turbulent times in our nation's history. Widely respected, even by his enemies, for his dedication to moderate liberalism, Breckinridge's charisma and integrity led to his election as Vice President at age 35, the youngest ever in America's history. After a decade of being out-of-print, Breckinridge: Statesman, Soldier, Symbol returns as the quintessential biography of one of Kentucky's great moderates. Historian William C. Davis sheds light on Breckinridge's life throughout three key periods, spanning his career as a celebrated s
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Subject Breckinridge, John C. (John Cabell), 1821-1875.
Generals -- Confederate States of America -- Biography.
Statesmen -- United States -- Biography.
Vice-Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813159970 electronic bk
9780813159973 electronic bk