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William "Jack" C. Davis


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    Insights from a Civil War Historian

    William “Jack” Davis offered his insights as a Civil War historian and explained how historiography has evolved from the late-20th century to the present. He talked about the lessons he has learned…

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    Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, and Leadership

    William “Jack” Davis compared the upbringings and leadership skills of Union General Ulysses S. Grant and Confederate General Robert E. Lee. This talk was part of a day-long seminar on…

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    Lincoln's Men

    Mr. Davis talked about his book Lincoln’s Men: How President Lincoln Became Father to an Army and a Nation, published by Free Press. It is the story of the relationship between President…

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    Jefferson Davis: The Man and His Hour

    Mr. Davis talks about his book Jefferson Davis: The Man and His Hour, published by Louisiana State University Press. The book examines the private life and the public career of the president of the…

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    Three Roads to the Alamo

    As a part of an Alamo Conference, Mr. Davis talked about his book Three Roads to the Alamo, published by Harper Perennial. The book describes three of the now mythological protagonists of…