**Welcome Civil Warriors readers!**
"Attack and Die" by Grady McWhitney and Perry Jamieson seemed to challenge me to read it from the bookstore shelf. To be honest, I'm a little skeptical of the book's premise of "Civil War military tactics and the Southern Heritage", but that was the point that probably attracted me the most. After reading "Was Jefferson Davis Right?", I tend to be leery of the books that somehow point to Southern heritage as an excuse for indulgences of the era. "Attack and Die" seems to smack of the myth of Southern militarism being a born trait.
OK, I do admit a little skeptics' bias in the subject area, and I'm a born Southerner with a large Civil War pedigree to boot. But hey, I'm game to the argument that this book will put forward.