How to Lose the Civil War: Military Mistakes of the War Between the States

Paperback | March 22, 2011

byBill Fawcett

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“Fawcett rivals Jim Dunnigan as a general-audience military analyst.”
Publishers Weekly

An expert on historical military incompetence, Bill Fawcett now offers an engrossing, fact-filled collection that sheds light on the biggest, dumbest screw ups of the America’s bloodiest conflict. How to Lose the Civil War is a fascinating compendium of battlefield blunders and strategic mistakes on both sides of the line. History and military buffs, trivia lovers, and students of the War Between the States will all be mesmerized by this amazing collection of gaffes and bungles perpetrated by idiot officers and short-sighted politicians, Union and Confederate alike— published on the 150th anniversary of the brutal conflict that changed America forever.

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“Fawcett rivals Jim Dunnigan as a general-audience military analyst.”—Publishers WeeklyAn expert on historical military incompetence, Bill Fawcett now offers an engrossing, fact-filled collection that sheds light on the biggest, dumbest screw ups of the America’s bloodiest conflict. How to Lose the Civil War is a fascinating compendium...

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A fascinating and fact–filled collection of the greatest and dumbest missteps of America's bloodiest conflictFor four years in the middle of the nineteenth century, brother fought brother on American soil. No American war ever had higher stakes than, or changed a nation as profoundly as, the terrible conflict between the Union and the ...

Bill Fawcett is the author and editor of more than a dozen books, includingYou Did What?,It Seemed Like a Good Idea . . .,How to Lose a Battle, andYou Said What?He lives in Illinois.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.72 inPublished:March 22, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780061807275

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