Winning and Losing in the Civil War
  • Release Date : 03 December 1996
  • Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 204 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 157003074X
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Download or read book entitled Winning and Losing in the Civil War by author: Albert Castel which was release on 03 December 1996 and published by Univ of South Carolina Press with total page 204 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. 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.