The Cause Lost: Myths and Realities of the Confederacy

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This work investigates the facts and fictions of the South's victories and defeats during the American Civil War. It debunks long-standing legends, offers evidence explaining Confederate actions and considers the idealism, naivete and courage of military leadership and would-be founding fathers.

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"This provocative book challenges readers to look at old questions in new ways. It 's a splendid read, entertaining and enlightening in equal measure and leavened with more than a dash of humor."--Gary W. Gallagher, editor of The Third Day at Gettysburg and Beyond

"The Cause Lost provides interesting and informative reading, in the process presenting some new ideas and fresh facts while exposing some old fallacies."--Albert Castel , author of Decision in the West: The Atlanta Campaign of 1864

"William C. Davis is one of the best and most prolific historians of the American Civil War. His many books on battles, commanders, and Civil War photography have added immeasurably to our knowledge and understanding."--James M. McPherson, author of Battle Cry of Freedom

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William C. Davis is the recipient of three Jefferson Davis Awards as well as the T. Harry Williams Memorial Award, Bell I. Wiley Prize, Fletcher Pratt Award, Phi Alpha Theta Award, and Harry S. Truman Award. He lives in Pennsylvania, barely fifty miles from the battlefields of Gettysburg.

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