The Cause Lost: Myths and Realities of the Confederacy

The Cause Lost: Myths and Realities of the Confederacy

by William C. Davis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0700612548

ISBN-13: 9780700612543

Pub. Date: 02/19/2003

Publisher: University Press of Kansas

For nearly a quarter of a century, Pulitzer Prize nominee William C. Davis has been one of our best writers on the Civil War. His books including "Breckinridge: Statesman, Soldier, Symbol"; "Jefferson Davis: The Man and His Hour"; and ""A Government of Our Own": The Making of the Confederacy" have garnered numerous awards and enlightened and entertained an

Overview

For nearly a quarter of a century, Pulitzer Prize nominee William C. Davis has been one of our best writers on the Civil War. His books including "Breckinridge: Statesman, Soldier, Symbol"; "Jefferson Davis: The Man and His Hour"; and ""A Government of Our Own": The Making of the Confederacy" have garnered numerous awards and enlightened and entertained an avid readership. "The Cause Lost" extends that tradition of excellence with provocative new insights into the myths and realities of an endlessly fascinating subject.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700612543
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
02/19/2003
Series:
Modern War Studies Series
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
366,376
Product dimensions:
8.08(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.13(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Introduction

Part One: Jefferson Davis and His Generals

1. Jefferson Davis: The Mystery of the Myth

2. Davis, Johnston, and Beauregard: The Tripple Play That Crippled the Confederacy

3. Davis and Lee: Partnership for Success

Part Two: Forgotten Wars

4. The Siege of Charleston

5. A Different Kind of War: Fighting in the West

6. Forgotten Wars: The Confederate Trans-Mississippi

Part Three: Excuses, Turning Points, and Defeats

7. Lost Will, Lost Causes

8. The Turning Point That Wasn't: The Confederates and the Election of 1864

9. John C. Breckinridge and Confederate Defeat

Part Four: The Confederacy in Myth and Posterity

10. Stonewall Jackson in Myth and Memory

11. Myths and Realities of the Confederacy

12. The Civil War and the Confederacy in Cinema

Notes

Index

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