An Honorable Defeat By William C. Davis
- Narrated by: John Lescault
- Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
- Release date: 03-16-21
An Honorable Defeat AudioBook Summary
In February 1865, the end was clearly in sight for the Confederate government. Lee’s defeat at Gettysburg had dashed the hopes of the Confederate army, and Grant’s victory at Vicksburg had cut the South in two. An Honorable Defeat is the story of the four months that saw the surrender of the South and the assassination of Lincoln by Southern partisans. It is also the story of two men, antagonists yet political partners, who struggled during this time to achieve their own differing visions for the South: Jefferson Davis, the autocratic president of the Confederate States, who vowed never to surrender whatever the cost; and the practical and warm General John C. Breckinridge, secretary of war, who hoped pragmatism would save the shattered remnants of the land he loved so dearly.