In confederates in the attic journalist tony horwitz scours civil war battlegrounds adjacent to shopping malls and sends dispatches to his fellow americans that sound less like news bulletins than wisecracks in a musical comedy.
Confederates in the attic plot summary.
Horwitz who as a child in maryland had his own fascination with the war later rekindled his interest as an adult after meeting a group of confederate reenactors who spent their weekends pretending to be confederate soldiers.
Confederates in the attic 1998 is a work of non fiction by pulitzer prize winning author tony horwitz.
Entertaining and thought provoking by turns disturbing and laugh out loud funny it is by far the best book that i have read this year.
Confederates in the attic by tony horwitz validates the significance of the civil war in that it stresses its lasting effect on the american psyche.
Tony horwitz has combined travel writing a humorous look at an odd hobby and an insightful examination of deep sectional differences that still divide our nation nearly a century and a half after the end of our civil war.
In confederates in the attic author tony horwitz sets out to discover the commonality of our civil war lust.
Kentucky dying for dixie chapter 5 finds horwitz in the small kentucky county of guthrie home to both the famed writer robert penn warren and the racially motivated killing of michael westerman a white confederate sympathizer who was shot dead a by a group of african american young men.
Confederates in the attic is simply outstanding.
Confederates in the attic is a non fiction book written by pulitzer prize winning journalist tony horwitz.
Confederates in the attic is tony horwtiz s personal exploration of the modern fascination with the confederacy in the american south.
Horwitz explores his deep interest in the american civil war and investigates the ties in the united states among citizens to a war that ended more than 130 years previously.
He reports on attitudes on the civil war and how it is discussed and taught as well as attitudes about race.
Written with horwitz s signature blend of humor history and hard nosed 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.
The war became horwitz s constant companion during his two year tour of battle sites and visits with various people keeping the war s memory alive.
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