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

by Alexander, Bevin.

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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... Full description

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Summary: 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.
Physical Description: 337 p. : maps ; 25 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [316]-319) and index.
ISBN: 9780307345998
0307345998
Author Notes: Bevin Alexander is the author of five books on military history, & his battle studies of the Korean War, written during his decorated service as a combat historian, are stored in the National Archives. He lives in Bremo Bluff, Virginia.

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