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How the South could have won the Civil War : the fatal errors that led to Confederate defeat / Bevin Alexander.

Author/creator Alexander, Bevin
Format Book and Print
Edition1st ed.
Publication InfoNew York : Crown Publishers, ©2007.
Description337 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Supplemental Content Table of contents only
Supplemental Content Contributor biographical information
Supplemental Content Publisher description
Subject(s)
Contents No victory is inevitable -- "There stands Jackson like a stone wall" -- A new kind of war -- The Shenandoah Valley campaign -- The Seven Days -- The sweep behind Pope -- Second Manassas -- The lost order -- Antietam -- Fredericksburg -- Chancellorsville -- Gettysburg -- Appomattox.
Abstract Conventional wisdom holds that the South's defeat was inevitable. Yet military historian Alexander's new look at the Civil War documents how a Confederate victory could have come about--and how close it came to happening. Moving beyond theoretical conjectures to explore actual plans that Confederate generals proposed and the tactics ultimately adopted in the war's key battles, he shows why there is nothing inevitable about military victory, even for a state with overwhelming strength, and provides a startling account of how a relatively small number of tactical and strategic mistakes cost the South the war--and changed the course of history.--From publisher description.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (p. [316]-319) and index.
LCCN 2007010816
ISBN9780307345998
ISBN0307345998

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Joyner General Stacks E 470 .A36 2007 ✔ Available Place Hold

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