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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 is placed conflict zones at the back of him. yet woke up one morning by way of the crackle of musket fireplace, Horwitz begins submitting front-line dispatches back this time from a struggle just about domestic, and to his personal heart.

Propelled by means of his boyhood ardour for the Civil conflict, Horwitz embarks on a look for locations and folks nonetheless held in thrall via 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 warfare sparked by way of the killing of a white guy who brandishes a insurgent flag; at Andersonville, he reveals that the prison's commander, achieved as a battle 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signature combination of humor, heritage, and hard-nosed journalism, Confederates within the Attic brings alive outdated battlefields and new ones 'classrooms, courts, state bars' the place the previous and the current collide, usually in explosive methods. Poignant and picaresque, haunting and hilarious, it speaks to a person who has ever felt interested in the mythic South and to the darkish romance of the Civil warfare.

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