Well written counterfactuals,
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This review is from: Dixie Victorious: An Alternate History of the Civil War (Paperback)
There were, according to the introduction, several points in the American Civil war where, with different decisions or circumstances, the South might have won a battle that in reality it lost that could have changed the whole outcome of the war. Each of these is explored by a military historian in well described and plausible detail. At the end of each chapter a note is made of what really happened, allowing us to see that indeed the outcomes of the encounter could quite easily be different. Whether one of the battles being won by the South could alone have changed the course of the whole war is more doubtful I feel. Of more interest to me would have been a consideration of the nature and development of an independent Confederate States of America and how the subsequent history of America and the world might have worked out, but this is not the subject of the book.