Confederates In The Attic

Author : Tony Horwitz
ISBN : 9780307763013
Genre : History
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National Bestseller For all who remain intrigued by the legacy of the Civil War -- reenactors, battlefield visitors, Confederate descendants and other Southerners, history fans, students of current racial conflicts, and more -- this ten-state adventure is part travelogue, part social commentary and always good-humored. “Splendid.” –Roy Blount, Jr., The New York Times Book Review When prize-winning war correspondent Tony 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. In Virginia, Horwitz joins a band of 'hardcore' reenactors who crash-diet to achieve the hollow-eyed look of starved Confederates; in Kentucky, he witnesses Klan rallies and calls for race war sparked by the killing of a white man who brandishes a rebel flag; at Andersonville, he finds that the prison's commander, executed as a war criminal, is now exalted as a martyr and hero; and in the book's climax, Horwitz takes a marathon trek from Antietam to Gettysburg to Appomattox in the company of Robert Lee Hodge, an eccentric pilgrim who dubs their odyssey the 'Civil Wargasm.' Written with Horwitz's signature blend of humor, history, and hard-nosed journalism, Confederates in the Attic brings alive old battlefields and new ones 'classrooms, courts, country bars' where the past and the present collide, often in explosive ways. Poignant and picaresque, haunting and hilarious, it speaks to anyone who has ever felt drawn to the mythic South and to the dark romance of the Civil War.
Category: History


Author : Shelby Foote
ISBN : OCLC:72043139
Genre :
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Die Henkerstochter Und Das Spiel Des Todes

Author : Oliver Pötzsch
ISBN : 9783843711999
Genre : Fiction
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In Oberammergau herrscht kurz vor Pfingsten 1670 helle Aufregung. Bei den Proben zum berühmten Passionsspiel wird der Christus-Darsteller tot aufgefunden. Er wurde gekreuzigt. Jeder verdächtigt jeden. Der Schongauer Henker Jakob Kuisl und der Bader Simon Fronwieser werden um die Aufklärung des Todesfalls gebeten, doch sie stoßen auf eine Wand des Schweigens. Als ein weiterer Darsteller den Märtyrertod stirbt, glauben die Dorfbewohner an eine Strafe Gottes und wollen erst recht nicht mit den beiden Fremden reden. Erst als Kuisls Tochter Magdalena in Oberammergau eintrifft, stoßen der Henker und seine Familie auf eine Spur des Mörders, die sie tief ins Gebirge führt.
Category: Fiction

Im Namen Der Freiheit

Author : Gerhard Besier
ISBN : 3525367341
Genre : Liberty
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Category: Liberty

Die Sprache Der Pferde

Author : Monty Roberts
ISBN : 3404605500
Genre : Nature
File Size : 77.90 MB
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Die Sprache der Pferde - zum ersten Mal von Monty Roberts kompakt dargestellt! Die Monty-Roberts-Methode des Join-up hat sich in den vergangenen Jahren weltweit bewährt. In seinem neuen Trainingshandbuch beschreibt und erläutert der "wahre Pferdeflüsterer" die einzelnen Schritte der Kommunikation zwischen Mensch und Pferd. Dieses Buch ist die Quintessenz aus sechs Jahrzehnten Arbeit mit Pferden, es ist das Hauptwerk des Monty Roberts - ein Muss für alle Reiter und Pferdeliebh aber!
Category: Nature

Historical Dictionary Of The Civil War

Author : Terry L. Jones
ISBN : 0810841126
Genre : History
File Size : 65.30 MB
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An expert in world conflicts, Jones brings the sounds and sights of battle to life, detailing each charge, the evolution of battle tactics, and the importance of diplomacy for both sides. In these two volumes Terry Jones provides impressively clear coverage of the underlying economic causes, the progressively divisive political developments, the outbreak of the war itself, and, finally, the military campaigns year-by-year and battle-by-battle. He clarifies complex issues as he explains the various factions, their interests, and their hidden agendas. Entries cover: o Military and political leaders o Names, places, and events o Individual battles o Diplomatic encounters o Statistics on numbers of combatants o Armaments and weaponry o Imprisonment o Casualties from both war and disease From the hopelessly impotent Congressional votes to the spilling of blood on the battlefield, Jones makes this period of American history compelling reading. Extensively cross-referenced; includes a substantial bibliography; illustrated with maps and photos.
Category: History

Civil War America

Author : James Alan Marten
ISBN : 9781576072370
Genre : History
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Tells the stories of civilians from every strata of American life, North and South, in a comprehensive portrait including women, free and enslaved African Americans, orphans of soldiers, draft rioters, politicians, and war correspondents.
Category: History

Battle Hymns

Author : Christian McWhirter
ISBN : 9780807882627
Genre : History
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Music was everywhere during the Civil War. Tunes could be heard ringing out from parlor pianos, thundering at political rallies, and setting the rhythms of military and domestic life. With literacy still limited, music was an important vehicle for communicating ideas about the war, and it had a lasting impact in the decades that followed. Drawing on an array of published and archival sources, Christian McWhirter analyzes the myriad ways music influenced popular culture in the years surrounding the war and discusses its deep resonance for both whites and blacks, South and North. Though published songs of the time have long been catalogued and appreciated, McWhirter is the first to explore what Americans actually said and did with these pieces. By gauging the popularity of the most prominent songs and examining how Americans used them, McWhirter returns music to its central place in American life during the nation's greatest crisis. The result is a portrait of a war fought to music.
Category: History