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  - Jamie McConeghy - Goodreads

After reading this book, I have a new appreciation for the South, at least for the people who are still suffering. Before reading this, I couldn't understand why the South couldn't just let it go ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jeffrey Williams - Goodreads

It was an enjoyable read! Tony Horwitz is a great author! 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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