The book was well written and easy to read.
(In battle as opposed to armies not in contact manouvering) The reason why was the mobility of troops because of the adoption of the rifle.
While an enjoyable read and fun to speculate there are too many errors and omissions of fact to substantiate the author's case.
Bevin's fascinating book is basically a short history of the war in the Eastern theater, focusing on the possible ramifications of the many, many mistakes made by both sides. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Darrell J. Hartwick
This definitely is not a pro-South apology text. Slavery is certainly not being defended and admirers of the CSA should not be offended. Read morePublished 17 months ago by The Max
I like a story line with some form of actual footage, you know pictures, this was a very slow read - soon to be back at the used book storePublished 20 months ago by Cheryl A. Wipfli
This is strictly a military history. There is barely a mention of slavery or reasons why the CW was fought. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Gderf
I found this book's very critical analysis of the often mythologized Robert E. Lee to be very refreshing. Read morePublished on December 11, 2012 by Peter
You have to enjoy the details of strategy to enjoy this book. I loved the book but would have been helpful to refer to the maps to keep all of the details straight. Read morePublished on December 10, 2012 by Dondi
The South could've won the Civil War. History is replete with examples of smaller armies beating armies that by all rights should have overwhelmed them. Read morePublished on April 26, 2012 by William A. Howes
How the South Could Have Won the Civil War is a pure speculative look at situations where following a different military path would have led to a different result. Read morePublished on July 13, 2011 by James
For my money, this is history explored in the most engaging way possible - i.e. identifying and exploring the big "what if's. Read morePublished on December 8, 2009 by Charles Chappell