“If there’s one book I’ve wished I’d written, it’s Confederates in the Attic,” I said in a 2012 post about the iconic book. It’s not only well written and well researched, but it’s an outstanding example of immersive journalism by a man passionate about letting people tell their own stories. Like so many others, I was shocked today to learn of the death of the book’s author, Tony Horwitz.
Shortly after hearing the news, I reached out to Robert Lee Hodge, the man who appears on the cover of Confederates in the Attic and who also appears as one of the book’s principle characters. Rob agreed to share a few thoughts in a phone interview, posted on ECW’s YouTube page:
Here’s Horwitz’s New York Times obituary.
From the ECW archives: James Broomall’s 2011 review of Horwitz’s book about John Brown’s Raid at Harper’s Ferry, Midnight Rising.