One Sweet World

Not so important posts about a married couple living in Baltimore.

Location: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Monday, May 23, 2005

"Confederates in the Attic"

. Over the weekend and after many hours on a plane, I finished "Confederates in the Attic" by Tony Horowitz. What a great book! The author decided to take a tour of the South to find out what people thought about the Civil War and what it means to them. What he found was surprising. Most of the people who still felt passionate about the South's war efforts did so out of a fondness for the "southern" way of life and its' closeness to the land. So many people tried to trace their heritage back to Civil War times in order to feel more of a connection to the land. I thought this was very interesting. So much could be done with a study like this one. I thought he did a fairly comprehensive tour of southern sympathies. I think the analysis as a whole, at the end of the book, could have been stronger. Overall, I enjoyed this book.

Next up: "The Two Towers" by J.R.R. Tolkien.


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