A History of the Confederate States of America
By (author) William C. Davis
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Look Away! by William C. Davis
Book DescriptionWilliam C. Davis, "one of the best and most prolific historians of the American Civil War" (James M. McPherson, author of Battle Cry of Freedom), offers a definitive portrait of the Confederacy unlike any other. Drawing on decades of writing and research among an unprecedented number of archives, ranging from the 800-odd newspapers in operation during the war to the personal writings of more than 100 leaders and common citizens, Davis reveals the Confederacy through the words of the Confederates themselves. Look Away! recounts all the epic sagas -- as well as those little-known and long-forgotten -- about a desperate government that socialized the salt industry, rangers and marauders who preyed on their fellow Confederates, and the systematic breakdown of law and order in some states. A dramatic, definitive account of one of our nation's most searing episodes, Look Away! shows us a South divided against itself, unable to stand.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780743234993
(214mm x 139mm x 33mm)
Imprint: The Free Press
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 15-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author William C. Davis
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Crucible of Command, Paperback (January 2016)
A dual biography and a fresh approach to the always compelling subject of these two iconic leaders
Taste for War, Paperback (May 2011)
A fascinating look at the way food and cooking influenced the fighting and the outcome of the American Civil War.
Bluegrass Confederate, Paperback (April 2005)» View all books by William C. Davis
In this journal, Captain Edward Guerrant portrays his wartime experiences attached to the headquarters of Confederate generals. Able to see the inner workings of campaigns in the little-known Appalachian region where some of the most vicious small-scale fighting occurred, Guerrant made daily entries remarking upon virtually everything around him.
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