How the south could have won the civil war : The Fatal Errors That Led to Confederate Defeat.
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- ISBN: 9780307450104 (electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
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- Publisher: New York : Crown Forum, 2008.
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Could the South have won the Civil War?To many, the very question seems absurd. After all, the Confederacy had only a third of the population and one-eleventh of the industry of the North. Wasn't the South's defeat inevitable?Not at all, as acclaimed military historian Bevin Alexander reveals in this provocative and counterintuitive new look at the Civil War. In fact, the South most definitely could have won the war, and Alexander documents exactly how a Confederate victory could have come about--and how close it came to happening. Moving beyond fanciful theoretical conjectures to explore actual plans that Confederate generals proposed and the tactics ultimately adopted in the war's key battles, How the South Could Have Won the Civil War offers surprising analysis on topics such as:-How the Confederacy had its greatest chance to win the war just three months into the fighting--but blew it-How the Confederacy's three most...
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