Winning and Losing in the Civil War: Essays and Stories

Univ of South Carolina Press, 1996 - 204 páginas
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.

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An excellent and well researched work. Brings insight into differences between Shermans memoirs and the actual reports made in the Official Records. A must read for any student of the Atlanta Campaign.

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The Probable versus the Inevitable
Setting the Record Straight
Order No 11 and the Civil War on the Border
Thomas L Connelly versus
I Didnt Want to Get Caught Out or Gone with the Wind
Shermans Memoirs as a Source
How the Civil War Was Fought
A Case Study in Partisan
The Mule Goes to War
Of Women and
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Albert Castel is one of the most respected and prolific scholars in the Civil War community. He has won several prizes for his work, most notably the 1993 Lincoln Prize.

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