Southern Strategies: Why the Confederacy Failed

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Southern Strategies: Why the Confederacy Failed
edited by Christian B. Keller
University Press of Kansas, 2021

Summary on the Civil War Books & Authors blog: https://cwba.blogspot.com/2021/07/booknotes-southern-strategies.html

I Just learned of this book today. Certainly sounds interesting.

Chapters/Essays:
  1. "Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and Strategic Contingencies in the 1862 Valley Campaign"
    by Christian Keller
  2. "Confederate Economic and Fiscal Policies: Root Causes of Defeat"
    by Eric Johnson
  3. "Lee's Blind Horse Confederate Intelligence Operations in the 1862 Maryland Campaign"
    by Kevin E. McCall
  4. "For Want Of Friends: The Failure of Confederate Diplomacy"
    by Erik Anderson
  5. "Going North In 1863: Balancing Boldness and Risk in the Pursuit of Strategic Imperatives"
    by Chris Compton
  6. "The Forgotten Trans-Mississippi Theater and Confederate Strategy"
    by Michael J. Forsyth
Looks like all six contributors are professors at the US Army War College which would bring a distinct perspective to the material. I just hope the writing isn't too dry.

Keller previously wrote The Great Partnership: Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and the Fate of the Confederacy. Forysth has previous books on the Camden Expedition, the Red River Campaign, and Price's Raid.
 

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Depending how your interests are with the moment Chapters 2 and 4 will either be a welcome break from battlefield plans or a tedium beyond grief.
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