"This provocative book challenges readers to look at old questions in new ways. It's a splendid read, entertaining and enlightening in equal measure and leavened with more than a dash of humor". -- Gary W. Gallagher, editor of The Third Day at Gettysburg and Beyond. "William C. Davis is one of the best and most prolific historians of the American Civil War. He has added immeasurably to our knowledge and understanding". -- James M. McPherson, author of Battle Cry of Freedom.