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By Tony Horwitz

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When prize-winning struggle correspondent Tony Horwitz leaves the battlefields of Bosnia and the center East for a calm nook of the Blue Ridge Mountains, he thinks he's placed warfare zones in the back of him. yet woke up one morning through the crackle of musket fireplace, Horwitz starts off submitting front-line dispatches back this time from a conflict with regards to domestic, and to his personal heart.

Propelled by way of his boyhood ardour for the Civil warfare, Horwitz embarks on a look for locations and other people nonetheless held in thrall by way of America's maximum clash. the result's an experience into the soul of the unvanquished South, the place the ghosts of the misplaced reason are resurrected via ritual and remembrance.

In Virginia, Horwitz joins a band of 'hardcore' reenactors who crash-diet to accomplish the hollow-eyed glance of starved Confederates; in Kentucky, he witnesses Klan rallies and demands race conflict sparked through the killing of a white guy who brandishes a insurgent flag; at Andersonville, he reveals that the prison's commander, performed as a conflict felony, is now exalted as a martyr and hero; and within the book's climax, Horwitz takes a marathon trek from Antietam to Gettysburg to Appomattox within the corporation of Robert Lee Hodge, an eccentric pilgrim who dubs their odyssey the 'Civil Wargasm.'

Written with Horwitz's signature combination of humor, background, and hard-nosed journalism, Confederates within the Attic brings alive previous battlefields and new ones 'classrooms, courts, kingdom bars' the place the previous and the current collide, frequently in explosive methods. Poignant and picaresque, haunting and hilarious, it speaks to somebody who has ever felt interested in the mythic South and to the darkish romance of the Civil War.

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By Tony Horwitz

National Bestseller 

When prize-winning struggle correspondent Tony Horwitz leaves the battlefields of Bosnia and the center East for a calm nook of the Blue Ridge Mountains, he thinks he's placed warfare zones in the back of him. yet woke up one morning through the crackle of musket fireplace, Horwitz starts off submitting front-line dispatches back this time from a conflict with regards to domestic, and to his personal heart.

Propelled by way of his boyhood ardour for the Civil warfare, Horwitz embarks on a look for locations and other people nonetheless held in thrall by way of America's maximum clash. the result's an experience into the soul of the unvanquished South, the place the ghosts of the misplaced reason are resurrected via ritual and remembrance.

In Virginia, Horwitz joins a band of 'hardcore' reenactors who crash-diet to accomplish the hollow-eyed glance of starved Confederates; in Kentucky, he witnesses Klan rallies and demands race conflict sparked through the killing of a white guy who brandishes a insurgent flag; at Andersonville, he reveals that the prison's commander, performed as a conflict felony, is now exalted as a martyr and hero; and within the book's climax, Horwitz takes a marathon trek from Antietam to Gettysburg to Appomattox within the corporation of Robert Lee Hodge, an eccentric pilgrim who dubs their odyssey the 'Civil Wargasm.'

Written with Horwitz's signature combination of humor, background, and hard-nosed journalism, Confederates within the Attic brings alive previous battlefields and new ones 'classrooms, courts, kingdom bars' the place the previous and the current collide, frequently in explosive methods. Poignant and picaresque, haunting and hilarious, it speaks to somebody who has ever felt interested in the mythic South and to the darkish romance of the Civil War.

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