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Confederates in the Attic by Tony Horwitz

April 4, 2012

Katherine Stecher, Reader’s Services Librarian,

Confederates in the Attic cover artYou might have missed it, but April 12, 2011 was a significant date – the 150th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War. There were references to this historic event on television, in print, and (of course) online, so when the Rochester Reads steering committee met to discuss titles for 2012 the following week, I mentioned a book that I have loved for a long time. Full of historical and social insight, witty and clever yet never demeaning toward his subjects, Tony Horwitz’s Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from America’s Unfinished Civil War takes a close look how Americans are still reacting to – and interacting with – this dramatic and terrible chapter in our history.

Tony Horwitz will be presenting at Willow Creek Middle School (2425 11th Avenue Southeast) on Monday, April 9 at 7:00 pm. For more information, visit our events calendar.

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  1. May 13, 2012 2:24 am

    Great book. Entertaining read and a great peak into a unique and unusual world.

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