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- DescriptionPropelled by his boyhood passion for the Civil War, Horwitz embarks on a search for places and people still held in thrall by America's greatest conflict. The result is an adventure into the soul of the unvanquished South, where the ghosts of the Lost Cause are resurrected through ritual and remembrance. In Virginia, Horwitz joins a band of hardcore reenactors who crash-diet to achieve the hollow-eyed look of starved Confederates; in Kentucky, he witnesses Klan rallies and calls for race war sparked by the killing of a white man who brandishes a rebel flag; at Andersonville, he finds that the prison's commander, executed as a war criminal, is w exalted as a martyr and hero; and in the book's climax, Horwitz takes a marathon trek from Antietam to Gettysburg to Appomattox in the company of Robert Lee Hodge, an eccentric pilgrim who dubs their odyssey the Civil Wargasm. Written with Horwitz's signature blend of humor, history, and hard-sed journalism, Confederates in the Attic brings alive old battlefields and new ones - classrooms, courts, country bars - where the past and the present collide, often in explosive ways.
- Author BiographyTony Horwitz is a native of Washington, D.C., and a graduate of Brown University and Columbia University s Graduate School of Journalism. As a newspaper reporter he spent a decade overseas, mainly covering conflicts in Africa, the Middle East, and the Balkans for<i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. Returning to the U.S., he won the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting and wrote for<i>The New Yorker</i>before becoming a full-time author. In addition to <i>Confederates in the Attic</i>, his books include the national and<i>New York Times</i>bestsellers, <i>Blue Latitudes</i>, <i>Baghdad Without a Map</i>and<i>A Voyage Long and Strange</i>. His latest book, <i>Midnight Rising</i>, was named a<i>New York Times</i>Notable Book. Horwitz has also been a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and a history columnist for<i>Smithsonian magazine</i>. He is currently the president of the Society of American Historians. Horwitz lives in West Tisbury, Massachusetts with his wife Geraldine Brooks, their sons, dogs and alpacas.
- Author(s)Tony Horwitz
- PublisherRandom House USA Inc
- Date of Publication01/11/2002
- SubjectRegional History
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintVintage Books
- Weight313 g
- Width131 mm
- Height206 mm
- Spine24 mm
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