— Davis was incredibly wealthy; Lincoln was born in poverty
— Davis was very well educated; Lincoln had less than a year of schooling in a log cabin
— Davis was an acclaimed war hero; Lincoln was a militia captain who never saw battle Ironically, there were also striking similarities
— Each was born in a log cabin
— Each man's first love died ... within a month of each other
— Each lost a young son during his presidency. Three of Lincoln's four children died before the age of nineteen; all three of Davis's sons died before the age of twenty-two
— Both men were married to strong, aggressive women who weresnubbed and scorned by society women throughout the war.
This is the first comprehensive, heavily researched study to compare the two leaders, and to reach firm conclusions about the war that transformed the United States from a slave empire into a model of democracy for the world.
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