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Castel, Albert 1928-2014

Overview
Works: 45 works in 143 publications in 1 language and 10,107 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Personal narratives‚Ä°vConfederate  Records and correspondence  Personal narratives  Diaries  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: E666, B
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Most widely held works about Albert Castel
 
Most widely held works by Albert Castel
The Presidency of Andrew Johnson by Albert Castel( Book )

13 editions published between 1963 and 1986 in English and held by 1,682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critical study of his administration assessing his Reconstruction program, and economic, foreign relations, and Indian policies
Decision in the West : the Atlanta Campaign of 1864 by Albert Castel( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 1,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the Most Dramatic and decisive episodes of the Civil War, the Atlanta Campaign was carried out on a grand scale across a spectacular landscape that pitted some of the war's best (and worst) generals against each other. Albert Castel provides the first detailed history of the campaign published since Jacob D. Cox's version appeared in 1882. Unlike Cox, a general in Sherman's army, Castel provides an objective perspective and a comprehensive account based on primary and secondary sources that have become available in the past 110 years. Castel sweeps away past misinterpretations and tells the reader what actually happened on the battlefields of Georgia in 1864. He gives a full and balanced treatment to the operations of the Union and Confederate armies from the perspective of the common soldiers as well as the top generals and offers new accounts and analyses of many of the major events of the campaign. In particular, he challenges the standard view of Sherman's performance. Written in the present tense to give a sense of immediacy and greater realism, this book demonstrates definitively how the capture of Atlanta by Sherman's army occurred and why it assured Northern victory in the Civil War
General Sterling Price and the Civil War in the West by Albert Castel( Book )

15 editions published between 1968 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indeed, the story of General Price-as this account by Albert Castle shows-is the story, in large part, of the Confederacy's struggle in the West. The author draws a fascinating portrait of Price the man-vain, courageous, addicted to secrecy-and produces insightful interpretations and much pertinent information about the Civil War in the West
A frontier state at war: Kansas, 1861-1865 by Albert Castel( Book )

14 editions published between 1955 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"My purpose in writing this book was twofold: first, to supply a long-standing deficiency in Kansas historical literature (which has concentrated almost exclusively on the pre-Civil War period) by describing the political, military, social and economic events and developments of the state's first four years -- an era even more dramatic, and hardly less significant, than the one which preceded it; and, secondly, to contribute to a better understanding of the Civil War in the Trans-Mississippi West through a realistic presentation and analysis of the Kansas-Missouri border conflict, the operations of the Missouri guerrillas under Quantrill, and the Union and Confederate military campaigns in Missouri, Arkansas, the Indian Territory, and Kansas itself. My primary focus throughout the book is on Kansas, and if I have emphasized political and military matters, it is only because this period of Kansas history was essentially political and military in character"--Preface
William Clarke Quantrill: his life and times by Albert Castel( Book )

10 editions published between 1961 and 2001 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bloody Bill Anderson : the short, savage life of a Civil War guerrilla by Albert Castel( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of bitter bloodshed, one in which farmers and honest laborers are transformed into thieves and murderers. The authors track the rise and reign of Bill Anderson' terror from 1862 to 1865
Three years with Quantrill : a true story told by his scout, John McCorkle by John McCorkle( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Civil War story told by John McCorkle about his years with William Clarke Quantrill's guerrillas, preying on pro-Union people on the Missouri-Kansas borderland
Tom Taylor's Civil War by Thomas Thomson Taylor( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our hurly-burly sagas of war often overlook the deep connections between warriors and the families they left behind. In Tom Taylor's Civil War, eminent Civil War historian Albert Castel brings that familial connection back into sharp focus, reminding us that soldiers in the field are much more than mere cogs in the machinery of war. A young Ohio lawyer, Thomas Taylor was a junior officer who fought under Sherman at Vicksburg and Chattanooga and on the march through Georgia, and his diary and letters contain vivid descriptions of numerous skirmishes and battles over four years. By interweaving Taylor's words with his own narrative, Albert Castel has fashioned a work on the Civil War as engrossing as a novel; by also including letters from Taylor's wife, he has created a whole new dimension for viewing that conflict. Often written under adverse conditions, Taylor's descriptions of military encounters are filled with vivid details and perceptive observations. His passages especially provide new insight into the Georgia campaign--including accounts of the Battles of Atlanta and Ezra Church--and into the role of middle-echelon officers in both camp and combat. Castel's bridging narrative is equally dramatic, providing an overview of the fighting that gives readers invaluable context for Taylor's eyewitness reports. The book chronicles not only Taylor's military career but also the strains it placed on his marriage. Taylor had gone off to war both to fight for his Unionist beliefs and to enhance his reputation in his community, while his wife, Netta, was a peace Democrat whose letters constantly urged Tom to return home. Their epistolary conversation--rare among Civil War sources--reflects a relationship that was a politically charged as it was passionate. Taylor's passages also reveal his changing attitudes: from favoring strong measures against the rebels at the beginning of the war to eventually deploring the destruction he witnessed in Georgia
The yeas and the nays : key Congressional decisions, 1774-1945 by Albert Castel( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civil War Kansas : reaping the whirlwind by Albert Castel( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"My purpose in writing this book was twofold: first, to supply a long-standing deficiency in Kansas historical literature (which has concentrated almost exclusively on the pre-Civil War period) by describing the political, military, social and economic events and developments of the state's first four years -- an era even more dramatic, and hardly less significant, than the one which preceded it; and, secondly, to contribute to a better understanding of the Civil War in the Trans-Mississippi West through a realistic presentation and analysis of the Kansas-Missouri border conflict, the operations of the Missouri guerrillas under Quantrill, and the Union and Confederate military campaigns in Missouri, Arkansas, the Indian Territory, and Kansas itself. My primary focus throughout the book is on Kansas, and if I have emphasized political and military matters, it is only because this period of Kansas history was essentially political and military in character"--Preface of original edition
Articles of war : winners, losers, and some who were both in the Civil War by Albert Castel( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of biographical essays on the 'winners and losers' of the Civil War covers some of the most intriguing ... The pieces featured ... represent a broad cross-section of Castel's scholarship; most were written over a fifty-year period for publication in national 'popular history' magazines such as American heritage, Civil War history, and Civil War times illustrated"--Jacket
Lee, Grant and Sherman : a study in leadership in the 1864-65 campaign by Alfred Higgins Burne( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this examination of Civil War leadership, Burne calls into question many of the orthodox judgments about command leadership
Fort Sumter, 1861 by Albert Castel( Book )

7 editions published between 1976 and 1992 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The campaign for Atlanta by Albert Castel( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hillsdale honor : the Civil War experience by Arlan K Gilbert( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The guerrilla war, 1861-1865 by Albert Castel( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Probably the most telling commentary on the military contributions of the guerrillas, is the fact that by 1863, nearly all Confederate generals and officials agreed that they did more harm than good. Nevertheless, the survivors of the two main guerrilla organizations, Mosby's and Quantrill's were proud of their deeds
Kennesaw Mountain and the Atlanta campaign by Albert Castel( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bloodiest man in American history by Albert Castel( )

3 editions published between 1960 and 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the duties of the surgeon in action: surgeon Richard Vickery provides a vivid firsthand glimpse at the agony that came with every battle by Richard Swanton Vickery( )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Decision in the West : the Atlanta Campaign of 1864General Sterling Price and the Civil War in the WestWilliam Clarke Quantrill: his life and timesBloody Bill Anderson : the short, savage life of a Civil War guerrillaThree years with Quantrill : a true story told by his scout, John McCorkleTom Taylor's Civil WarCivil War Kansas : reaping the whirlwindArticles of war : winners, losers, and some who were both in the Civil WarLee, Grant and Sherman : a study in leadership in the 1864-65 campaign