Winning and Losing in the Civil War : Essays and Stories
This title presents reflections, rejoinders, and rigorous scholarship from the winner of the 1992 Lincoln Prize. ""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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- Albert Castel
- Paperback | 224 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 12.7mm | 326.59g
- Publication date
- 15 Oct 2011
- University of South Carolina Press
- Publication City/Country
- South Carolina, United States