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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I grew up in the northeast before moving west and it's safe to say that like my fellow Yankees I view the Civil War as ancient history, thinking of it only when some newsworthy event serves to remind ... Read full review

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I grew up in the northeast before moving west and it's safe to say that like my fellow Yankees I view the Civil War as ancient history, thinking of it only when some newsworthy event serves to remind ... Read full review

Contents

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

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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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