Winning and Losing in the Civil War: Essays and Stories

By: Castel, Albert

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Hardcover with dust jacket, oatmeal cloth with blue spine titles, 15.5 by 23.3 cm, xii 204 pp. Very good condition with only faint shelf wear to the covers and corners - appears unread. From the publisher: “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.”

Title: Winning and Losing in the Civil War: Essays and Stories

Author Name: Castel, Albert

Categories: Civil War,

Edition: first edition

Publisher: Columbia, SC, University of South Carolina Press: 1996

ISBN Number: 157003074X

ISBN Number 13: 9781570030741

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition: very good

Jacket Condition: very good

Seller ID: 3605