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Confederates in the Attic - Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War

Tony Horwitz

When prize-winning war correspondent Tony Horwitz leaves the battlefields of Bosnia and the Middle East for a peaceful corner of the Blue Ridge Mountains, he thinks he's put war zones behind him. But awakened one morning by the crackle of musket fire, Horwitz starts filing front-line dispatches again this time from a war close to home, and to his own heart. 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. 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 now 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-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. Poignant and picaresque, haunting and hilarious, it speaks to anyone who has ever felt drawn to the mythic South and to the dark romance of the Civil War.

When prize-winning war correspondent Tony Horwitz leaves the battlefields of Bosnia and the Middle East for a peaceful corner of the Blue Ridge Mountains, he thinks he's put war zones behind him. But awakened one morning by the crackle of musket fire, Horwitz starts filing front-line dispatches again this time from a war close to home, and to his own heart. 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. 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 now 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-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. Poignant and picaresque, haunting and hilarious, it speaks to anyone who has ever felt drawn to the mythic South and to the dark romance of the Civil War.
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When prize-winning war correspondent Tony Horwitz leaves the battlefields of Bosnia and the Middle East for a peaceful corner of the Blue Ridge Mountains, he thinks he's put war zones behind him. But awakened one morning by the crackle of musket fire, Horwitz starts filing front-line dispatches again this time from a war close to home, and to his own heart. 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. 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 now 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-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. Poignant and picaresque, haunting and hilarious, it speaks to anyone who has ever felt drawn to the mythic South and to the dark romance of the Civil War.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Arthur Addison

Length:

15h 45m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:41


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:27


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:06


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:17


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:20


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

02:51


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:24


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:02


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:59


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:58


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:12


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:09


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:38


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

02:53


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:57


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:19


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:43


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:01


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:18


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:01


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:51


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:11


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:53


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:51


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

00:47


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:32


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:05


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:20


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:22


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:55


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

02:35


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:19


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:15


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:33


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

02:58


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:32


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:21


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:42


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:08


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:18


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:41


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:02


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:00


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:09


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:23


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:06


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:19


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:16


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:06


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:13


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:53


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

02:48


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:22


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:26


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

01:43


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

02:37


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:02


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

02:58


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:03


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:49


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:45


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:06


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:12


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:40


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:28


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:21


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:13


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

02:51


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:18


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

02:58


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

02:51


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

02:54


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:21


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:07


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:12


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:24


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:05


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:22


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:20


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:41


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:53


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:07


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:51


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:07


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:48


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:23


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

02:44


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

02:50


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:44


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

03:03


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:22


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

02:56


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

02:17


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

02:44


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:17


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

03:06


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

02:58


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

02:52


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

03:11


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:10


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

03:05


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

03:32


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

03:06


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

03:18


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

03:19


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

03:04


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

03:05


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

02:56


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

03:23


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

03:13


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

02:16


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

03:06


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

03:22


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

03:06


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

03:50


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

03:07


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

01:41


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

02:35


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

03:18


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

03:40


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

03:09


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

03:33


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

03:24


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

02:53


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

03:14


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

02:58


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

03:06


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

03:37


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

02:55


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

03:49


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

03:32


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

03:25


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

03:18


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

03:47


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

03:14


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

03:49


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

03:36


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

03:33


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

02:52


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

03:05


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

03:53


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

03:35


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

03:04


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

01:35


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

03:34


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

04:11


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

03:09


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

03:13


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

02:28


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

03:14


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

03:35


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

03:29


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

03:22


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

03:30


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

03:56


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

03:20


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

03:22


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

01:59


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

02:52


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

03:17


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

02:50


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

02:57


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

02:49


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

03:12


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

03:04


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

03:18


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

03:28


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

03:42


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

03:19


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

03:01


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

03:09


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

03:08


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

03:05


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

02:49


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

03:09


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

03:22


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

03:11


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

03:13


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

03:18


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

03:09


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

03:21


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

03:23


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

03:49


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

03:24


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

02:16


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

03:01


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

02:55


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

03:12


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

03:02


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

03:40


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

03:01


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

03:02


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

03:57


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

03:12


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

03:44


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

03:06


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

04:57


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

03:15


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

03:54

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