Winning and losing in the Civil War : essays and stories Albert Castel Columbia : University of South Carolina Press, c 1996 Hardcover. 1st ed. and printing. xii, 204 p. ; 24 cm. Includes bibliographical references. Clean, tight and strong binding with clean dust jacket. No highlighting, underlining or marginalia in text. VG/VG
Winning and Losing in the Civil War collects fifteen of the most influential short writings by accomplished Civil War historian Albert Castel, each presented with his trademark wit, style, and analytical precision. The author expounds on some of the most provocative, arresting issues surrounding the war, including the dispute over inevitability of Northern victory and the question of Lee’s greatness on and off the battlefield.
Castel contemplates presidents and mules, generals and guerrillas, lovers and haters, facts and opinions, actualities and probabilities. In addition, he uses the volume as a forum for reflecting on his role as historian, identifying the primary problem facing present-day practitioners of Civil War historiography, and illumining what remains to be accomplished in this heavily tilled but ever-popular field of scholarly inquiry.
Articles of war : winners, losers, and some who were both in the Civil War Albert Castel Mechanicsburg, PA : Stackpole Books, c 2001 Hardcover. 1st ed. and printing. xii, 244 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm. Includes index. Clean, tight and strong binding with clean dust jacket. No highlighting, underlining or marginalia in text. VG/VG