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Confederates in the Attic by Tony Horwitz
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May 09, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: non-fiction, history
Read from April 26 to May 09, 2011

An amazing southern journey through the past and present of the Civil War. Along the way we meet die-hard re-enactors, the oldest living confederate widow, slavery deniers, rednecks, patriots, racial divisions, a Scarlett O'Hara impersonator and possibly the coolest general store/museum on the planet. In the process, we learn that history is not static; the multitude of interpretations, re-interpretations and myth-busting corrections offers a fascinating and at time terrifying picture of how far, or how little, we've progressed as a country.

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