Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War

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G.K. Hall, 1998 - History - 559 pages
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The Civil War still rages across the South in ways both quirky and compelling. "Hardcore" re-enactors crash-diet to resemble starved Confederates, a Scarlett O'Hara impersonator lifts her skirts for Japanese tourists, and Sons, Daughters, and Children of the Confederacy gather to sing "Dixie" and salute the rebel flag. Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Horwitz takes us on a ten-state adventure, from Gettysburg to Vicksburg, from Charleston graveyards to Tennessee taverns, probing both the history of the Civil War and its potent echo in the present.

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Review: Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War

User Review  - Blake Gaudet - Goodreads

I can't quite tell if Horowitz was trying to find redeeming qualities in those who still worship Civil War era Southern Culture, or if he was trying to point out how backwards some things still are ... Read full review

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User Review  - Stephen - Goodreads

For most of the United States, the Civil War is like any other entry in the history books, of interest but not very consequential. . For the South, however, the war was and is a conflict that left ... Read full review

Contents

Gone With the Window
402
Still Prisoners of the War
445
Only Living Confederate
479
Copyright

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About the author (1998)

Tony Horwitz is the author of "Confederates in the Attic", "Baghdad Without a Map", and "One for the Road". He is also a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who has worked as a war correspondent for the "Wall Street Journal" and as a staff writer for "The New Yorker". He lives in Virginia with his wife, Geraldine Brooks, and their son, Nathaniel.

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