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How the South Could Have Won the Civil War

How the South Could Have Won the Civil War

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Written by Bevin AlexanderAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Bevin Alexander

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
  • Publisher: Crown Forum
  • On Sale: November 25, 2008
  • Price: $16.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-307-34600-1 (0-307-34600-5)
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Destroying conventional historical wisdom, acclaimed military historian Bevin Alexander reveals how the South most definitely could have defeated the North-and how close a Confederate victory came to happening. Alexander shows:

•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 important leaders- President Jefferson Davis and Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson– clashed over how to fight the war
• How the Confederate army devised–but never fully exploited–a way to negate the Union’s huge advantages in manpower and weaponry
• How Abraham Lincoln and other Northern leaders understood the Union’s vulnerability better than the Confederacy’s leaders did

How the South Could Have Won the Civil War 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.