About this title: Most histories of the Civil War explain victory or defeat in terms of the skill of commanders, the fighting qualities of the troops, and resources in men and materials. Intelligence has been largely ignored because so little was known about it. Fishel's book is the first to examine in detail the impact of intelligence, and for virtually every campaign this intelligence explanation alters, sometimes radically, the historical picture.
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