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Albert Castel

Mr. Castel, professor of American history at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, is the author of A Frontier State at War: Kansas, 1861–1865 and of William Clarke Quantrill: His Life and Times .
For further reading: Sam Houston, the Great Designer , by Llerena Friend (University of Texas Press, 1954); The Raven: A Biography of Sam Houston , by Marquis James (Bobbs-Merrill, 1929); The Texas Rangers: A Century of Frontier Defense , by Walter Prescott Webb (Houghton Mifflin, 1935).

Articles by this Author

Our first Korean war, in 1871, was fought to open the Hermit Kingdom to Western trade. But the hermits wanted very much to be left alone
At sixty-six his bones ached from the wounds of two wars, but as Southern pressure for secession mounted, “Old Sam Jacinto” battled to keep his beloved Texas in the Union
On the flaming Kansas-Missouri border the name of Quantrill struck terror in men’s hearts. He was a cruel and ruthless guerrilla who burned, robbed, and killed without mercy; but legend made of him a hero dashing and bold