AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter

CONFEDERATES IN THE ATTIC: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War

by | Read by Arthur Addison

Contemporary Culture • 16.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1998

In this lively and entertaining tour of the South's enduring obsession with the Confederacy, Horwitz, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and war correspondent, has written a book ideal for audio listening. Like MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL, a book that it superficially resembles, Horwitz's story plays on the tension between past and present--the South in its genteel older traditions and the South that has become as Kmarted and homogenized as the rest of America. Addison's unaccented reading does justice to Horwitz's reporting skill and to his rich and imaginative prose. But it is less effective in conveying the regional character of the various Civil War reenactors, trivia buffs and true devotees who make up his story--a story whose earnest and sentimental heart is wrapped, like so much of the South itself, in ironies and incongruities. D.A.W. © AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC/JAN 00]

Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 1999

DD ISBN 9780553397666 $95.00

Advertisement Advertisement
The latest audiobook reviews, right in your inbox.

Get our FREE Newsletter and discover a world of audiobooks.


AudioFile Newsletter

Let us recommend your next great audiobook!

No algorithms here!
We pick great audiobooks for you.
Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors.

If you are already with us, thank you! Just click X above.


Thank you for signing up.



Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×


Thank you for signing up!

Our group will review and follow up soon.

Back Home ×