Download PDF by Bill Fawcett: How to Lose the Civil War: Military Mistakes of the War

By Bill Fawcett

ISBN-10: 006207864X

ISBN-13: 9780062078643

“Fawcett opponents Jim Dunnigan as a general-audience army analyst.”
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An specialist on historic army incompetence, invoice Fawcett now bargains an engrossing, fact-filled assortment that sheds gentle at the largest, dumbest disasters of the America’s bloodiest clash. How to Lose the Civil War is an engaging compendium of battlefield error and strategic error on each side of the road. heritage and army buffs, minutiae enthusiasts, and scholars of the battle among the States will all be mesmerized through this outstanding choice of gaffes and bungles perpetrated by means of fool officials and short-sighted politicians, Union and accomplice alike— released at the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the brutal clash that modified the US endlessly.

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