Casey (lastbestchance) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

31. Confederates in the Attic...

Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches From the Unfinished Civil War
by Tony Horwitz

Started: February 28, 2011
Finished: March 5, 2011

I first read this quasi-travel book about Horwitz' look into how the Civil War is remembered, celebrated and sometimes reviled in the modern South when it first came out in the late 90s. It holds up fantastically well. Horwitz is a great writer and reporter, able to spot the most interesting angle in any story. I'll probably read this again in a few years. 391 pages. Grade: A+
Total # of books read in 2011: 31
Total # of pages read in 2011: 7,951

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