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Book focuses on Civil War re-enactors

Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War
By Tony Horwitz
Paperback: $16.95

The Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries’ Rest of the Story Book Club will continue in September with Tony Horwitz’s Confederates in the Attic.

When prize-winning war correspondent 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.

The book club meeting will take place Sept. 24 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Special Collections Building.