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Confederates in the attic : dispatches from the unfinished Civil War, Tony Horwitz

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Confederates in the attic : dispatches from the unfinished Civil War
Title
Confederates in the attic
Title remainder
dispatches from the unfinished Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Tony Horwitz
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Propelled 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. He joins "hardcore" reenactors; witnesses Klan rallies and calls for race war; finds that Andersonville Prison's commander, executed as a war criminal, is now exalted as a martyr and hero; and takes a marathon trek from Antietam to Gettysburg to Appomattox in the company of an eccentric pilgrim. Written with Horwitz's signature blend of humor, history, and hard-nosed journalism, this book brings alive old battlefields and new ones--classrooms, courts, country bars--where the past and the present collide, often in explosive ways.--From publisher description
Summary
Propelled 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
Tone
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 1998
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
157192
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.7
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E468.9
LC item number
.H78 1998
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
dispatches from the unfinished Civil War
Label
Confederates in the attic : dispatches from the unfinished Civil War, Tony Horwitz
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Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Confederates in the attic -- North Carolina: Cats of the Confederacy -- South Carolina: In the better half of the world -- South Carolina: Shades of gray -- Kentucky: Dying for Dixie -- Virginia: A farb of the heart -- Tennessee: At the Foote of the master -- Tennessee: The ghost marks of Shiloh -- Mississippi: The Minié Ball pregnancy -- Virginia and beyond: The Civil Wargasm -- Georgia: Gone with the window -- Georgia: Still prisoners of war -- Alabama: Only living Confederate widow tells some -- Alabama: I had a dream -- Strike the tent
Control code
80005
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 406 p.
Isbn
9780679439783
Lccn
97026759
Other physical details
1 map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm37341269
  • (OCoLC)37341269
Label
Confederates in the attic : dispatches from the unfinished Civil War, Tony Horwitz
Link
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Confederates in the attic -- North Carolina: Cats of the Confederacy -- South Carolina: In the better half of the world -- South Carolina: Shades of gray -- Kentucky: Dying for Dixie -- Virginia: A farb of the heart -- Tennessee: At the Foote of the master -- Tennessee: The ghost marks of Shiloh -- Mississippi: The Minié Ball pregnancy -- Virginia and beyond: The Civil Wargasm -- Georgia: Gone with the window -- Georgia: Still prisoners of war -- Alabama: Only living Confederate widow tells some -- Alabama: I had a dream -- Strike the tent
Control code
80005
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 406 p.
Isbn
9780679439783
Lccn
97026759
Other physical details
1 map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm37341269
  • (OCoLC)37341269

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