About the Author
Bell Irvin Wiley (1906-1980) was professor emeritus of history at Emory University and one of America's preeminent Civil War historians. In recognition of Wiley's many outstanding works, historian Bruce Catton said, "Of all the books that have been written [on the Civil War] . . . the ones that will truly live are Bell Wiley's." --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.