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Thumbs up 'Confederates in the Attic'...

I've just started a book called 'Confederates in the Attic'. It's very funny and a tad disturbing in places. Would appear that re-enactors your side of the pond are every bit as barmy as the ones we have in Blighty!

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It has been a while since I read it, but it is a good read. A different kind of book - in a good way.

Yes, some guys over here probably take it more serious then their real jobs! Not necessarily a bad thing.
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I noticed the other day that there were US Civil War re-enactors in Australia. I guess they got bored re-enacting boring ol' convict landings. :P
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Von, it is indeed very entertaining and an excellent read. You can even learn a little about the Civil War and Lost Causers from it.

That some reenactors are half a bubble off plumb isn't surprising. You can find that in people involved in every hobby/activity.

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Von, it is indeed very entertaining and an excellent read. You can even learn a little about the Civil War and Lost Causers from it.

That some reenactors are half a bubble off plum isn't surprising. You can find that in people involved in every hobby/activity.

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Yeah, and teachers are the worst. After all, "those who cannot do, teach!".
I guess that means that as if June 2 years ago my bubble is back to plumb!

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Excellent book!
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Very good book. Robert Lee Hodge is quite the character. I've never had any desire to do the re-enacting thing, but have several friends that do. They all take it pretty seriously and throw a good deal of money into it. Not my thing, but hey, who am I too judge?
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I rented it as a book on tape for a trip..it was very good and made time pass quickly!!
The book had a lot to say between the lines on how we still struggle with the concepts of the Civil War in a very enjoyable way.
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Hmmmm....rather general statement, there, JB. At a certain point in the US History course here at my HS, I'm teaching about what I used to do...
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Hmmmm....rather general statement, there, JB. At a certain point in the US History course here at my HS, I'm teaching about what I used to do...
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JB is just bitter because I'm a retired history teacher!

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Confederates in the Attic is a very interesting book.

I am looking forward to reading Tony Horwitz new one "Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War"
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I finished this book on holiday and really enjoyed it. What would be the best single volume to give a sprog wanting to learn a bit more about the ACW? I like personal accounts by them as were there as opposed to all that dreary grand strategy stuff!

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I finished this book on holiday and really enjoyed it. What would be the best single volume to give a sprog wanting to learn a bit more about the ACW? I like personal accounts by them as were there as opposed to all that dreary grand strategy stuff!


Battle Cry of Freedom by James McPherson is, I believe, a hands down winner on that count Von.

By the way......where the hell you been bubba?!

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