Tony Horwitz, Confederates in the Attic, 1st Ed.


A Phenomena of Civil War in Pop Culture

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When the late Tony Horwitz wrote Confederates in the Attic in 1998 the U.S. was well into an obsession with Civil War history that dated to the release of Ken Burns’ documentary The Civil War. Horwitz traveled the nation taking-in not just the history sites but observing the people and communities around Civil War history.

Battlefields, monuments, re-enactors, and controversies surrounding the Confederate Flag and Confederate monuments drew Horwitz’s attention. James McPherson found Confederates in the Attic “by turns amusing, chilling, poignant, and always fascinating.”

This is one of those modern books that took American culture by surprise, and thus is now hard to find in 1st edition and very good condition. Light foxing on interior of dust jacket and text; else very good. Bright.

Horwitz, Tony. CONFEDERATES IN THE ATTIC: DISPATCHES FROM THE UNFINISHED CIVIL WAR. NY: Pantheon, 1998. 1st edition, 406p., map, maps on end pages.

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