Books: Rebel Richmond

BUGLES BLOW NO MORE— Clifford Dowdey—Little, Brown ($2.50).

Unreconstructed Southerners regard the Civil War as a series of tragic blunders, can still wonder what the outcome might have been if Bragg had not been so dilatory after Chickamauga, if Longstreet had not been so slow at Gettysburg, if Lee's genius had not been hamstrung by Jefferson Davis' defensive policy. Even some Northerners, looking around at what the U. S. has become and back at what the South was, can see that the Civil War might have been a tragic mistake, can wonder whether reducing...

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