Confederates in the attic: dispatches from the unfinished Civil War

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(1)
4 star
 
(1)
3 star
 
(1)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Language:
English
More Details
ISBN:
9780679758334
9780679439783
9780307763013
Also in This Series
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work IDf964a0a4-06e6-755b-5dd7-c1de6abed777
Grouping Titleconfederates in the attic dispatches from the unfinished civil war
Grouping Authortony horwitz
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2022-08-12 05:28:01AM
Last Indexed2022-08-12 05:51:26AM

Solr Fields

accelerated_reader_point_value
0
accelerated_reader_reading_level
0
author
Horwitz, Tony, 1958-2019
author_display
Horwitz, Tony
available_at_catalog
Morrisville Community
North Regional
Oberlin Regional
Olivia Raney Local History
West Regional
collection_catalog
Adult Non-Fiction
detailed_location_catalog
Eva H. Perry Regional - Adult Non-Fiction
Fuquay-Varina Community - Adult Non-Fiction
Green Road Community - Adult Non-Fiction
Holly Springs Community - Adult Non-Fiction
Morrisville Community - Adult Non-Fiction
North Regional - Adult Non-Fiction
Oberlin Regional - Adult Non-Fiction
Olivia Raney Local History - Adult Non-Fiction
West Regional - Adult Non-Fiction
display_description
NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A Pulitzer Prize-winning war correspondent takes us on an explosive adventure into the soul of the unvanquished South, where Civil War reenactors, battlefield visitors, and fans of history resurrect the ghosts of the Lost Cause through ritual and remembrance.  
"The freshest book about divisiveness in America that I have read in some time. This splendid commemoration of the war and its legacy ... is an eyes–open, humorously no–nonsense survey of complicated Americans." —The New York Times Book Review
For all who remain intrigued by the legacy of the Civil War—reenactors, battlefield visitors, Confederate descendants and other Southerners, history fans, students of current racial conflicts, and more—this ten-state adventure is part travelogue, part social commentary and always good-humored. 
 
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. 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 the new 'classrooms, courts, country bars' where the past and the present collide, often in explosive ways.
format_catalog
Archival Materials
Book
eBook
format_category_catalog
Books
eBook
id
f964a0a4-06e6-755b-5dd7-c1de6abed777
isbn
9780307763013
9780679439783
9780679758334
last_indexed
2022-08-12T09:51:26.977Z
lexile_score
-1
literary_form
Non Fiction
literary_form_full
Non Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog
973.7 HORWI
973.714 HORWITZ RR-NC WAR
owning_library_catalog
Wake County Public Libraries
owning_location_catalog
Eva H. Perry Regional
Fuquay-Varina Community
Green Road Community
Holly Springs Community
Morrisville Community
North Regional
Oberlin Regional
Olivia Raney Local History
West Regional
primary_isbn
9780679758334
publishDate
1999
2010
publisher
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Vintage Books
recordtype
grouped_work
series
Vintage Departures
series_with_volume
Vintage Departures|
subject_facet
Horwitz, Tony, -- 1958- -- Travel -- Southern States
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Influence
title_display
Confederates in the attic : dispatches from the unfinished Civil War
title_full
Confederates in the Attic Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War
Confederates in the attic : dispatches from the unfinished Civil War / Tony Horwitz
title_short
Confederates in the attic
title_sub
dispatches from the unfinished Civil War
topic_facet
History
Horwitz, Tony
Influence
Nonfiction
Travel

Solr Details Tables

item_details

Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocation
overdrive:a82ea0f7-56dc-413e-8602-7f2e8dac12af-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook2falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadChecked Out
ils:2569706031968North Regional - Adult Non-Fiction973.7 HORWI1falsefalseOn ShelfNOR
ils:2569707296682Morrisville Community - Adult Non-Fiction973.7 HORWI1falsefalseTransit RequestMOR
ils:2569706031983North Regional - Adult Non-Fiction973.7 HORWI1falsefalseOn ShelfNOR
ils:2569706031971Holly Springs Community - Adult Non-Fiction973.7 HORWI1falsefalseChecked outHSP
ils:2569706031973Oberlin Regional - Adult Non-Fiction973.7 HORWI1falsefalseChecked outOBR
ils:2569706031972North Regional - Adult Non-Fiction973.7 HORWI1falsefalseOn ShelfNOR
ils:2569706031982Morrisville Community - Adult Non-Fiction973.7 HORWI1falsefalseOn ShelfMOR
ils:2569707156284Oberlin Regional - Adult Non-Fiction973.7 HORWI1falsefalseOn ShelfOBR
ils:2569706031978Fuquay-Varina Community - Adult Non-Fiction973.7 HORWI1falsefalseRemote StorageFUQ
ils:2569706031977Eva H. Perry Regional - Adult Non-Fiction973.7 HORWI1falsefalseChecked outEVA
ils:2569706031966West Regional - Adult Non-Fiction973.7 HORWI1falsefalseOn ShelfWRL
ils:2569701806322Olivia Raney Local History - Adult Non-Fiction973.714 HORWITZ RR-NC WAR1falsefalseDoes Not CirculateORL
ils:2569706031969Green Road Community - Adult Non-Fiction973.7 HORWI1falsefalseRemote StorageGRE

record_details

Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical DescriptionAbridged
overdrive:a82ea0f7-56dc-413e-8602-7f2e8dac12afeBookeBookEnglishKnopf Doubleday Publishing Group2010
ils:256970BookBooksFirst Vintage Departures editionEnglishVintage Books1999406 pages : map ; 21 cm

scoping_details_catalog

Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:a82ea0f7-56dc-413e-8602-7f2e8dac12af-1Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:2569706031968On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruefalsefalsefalsetrue
ils:2569707296682Checked OutTransit Requestfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:2569706031983On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruefalsefalsefalsetrue
ils:2569706031971Checked outChecked outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:2569706031973Checked outChecked outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:2569706031972On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruefalsefalsefalsetrue
ils:2569706031982On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:2569707156284On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:2569706031978Currently UnavailableRemote Storagefalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:2569706031977Checked outChecked outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:2569706031966On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:2569701806322Library Use OnlyDoes Not Circulatefalsetruefalsefalsefalsetrue
ils:2569706031969Currently UnavailableRemote Storagefalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue