Dixie Betrayed by David J. Eicher
How the South Really Lost the Civil War

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David Eicher reveals the story of the political conspiracy, discord and dysfunction in Richmond that cost the South the Civil War. He shows how President Jefferson Davis fought not only with the Confederate House and Senate and with State Governers but also with his own vice-president and secretary of state.
 

About David J. Eicher

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David Eicher is the author of THE LONGEST NIGHT, an authoritative modern single battle history of the Civil War from Fort Sumter to Lee's surrender at Appomattox.
 
Published May 5, 2009 by Little, Brown and Company. 384 pages
Genres: History, War. Non-fiction

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Eicher follows up his impressive Civil War military history, 2002's The Longest Night, with this dynamic, if frustrating, history that begs the question of whether the Confederacy would have remained a unified nation if the South had won.

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Dixie Betrayed: How the South Really Lost the Civil War is a fascinating look at the government of the Confederate States of America.

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That revisionism promoted a view of unity within the Confederacy, as well as the theme that the South lost only because of overwhelming Yankee numbers, conclusions supported by the Southern Historical Society Papers and the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

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