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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).

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