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Confederates In The Attic

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Confederates In The Attic

Confederates In The Attic

Confederates In The Attic

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Jacki talks with Tony Horwitz, author of "Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches From The Unfinished War" (Pantheon). During the reporting for his book, Horwitz spent time with Civil War enthusiasts who reenact scenes of the war and the life of soldiers. In Virginia, Horwitz visited a group of so-called "hardcore" reenactors who crash-diet to achieve the hollow-eyed look of undernourished Confederates.

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