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  - Courtney - Goodreads

This book was both fascinating and disheartening - fascinating in all the aspects of the Civil War it covered and how much I feel I learned from it; disheartening in that I'm sure that those "Neo ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mary Miller - Goodreads

I shelved this book for years when I worked at Borders and was not tempted to read it. I thought I had an idea of what it was about--crazy Southern rednecks who like to pretend the Civil War is still ... 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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