Jefferson Davis Before He Wore Confederate Gray

Jefferson Davis Before He Wore Confederate Gray is a novel that stays true to a historical narrative. At the same time, the book examines the intimate life and the personality traits of this famous American political figure. The reader will learn how after Davis graduated from West Point, his service in the Black Hawk War and the Mexican War made him a hero to the nation. Intimate stories of his relationships with Knoxie, the love of his life, and with his second wife, Varina, show both his strengths and weaknesses as a husband. The reader will follow the path of Jefferson Davis’ public service as a member of the House of Representatives, the Senate, and as the Secretary of War. The novel explores Davis’ philosophy on the Constitution and the relation of the States to Washington. The reader will learn how his education, environment, and personal experiences led him to the views he held on important political matters.

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