Tag Archives: Tony Horwitz

A Conversation with John Coski (part one)

Part one of six In August, ECW present its 2019 Emerging Civil War Award for Service in Civil War Public History to John Coski, historian with the American Civil War Museum in Richmond (and, prior to its merger, with the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Midnight Rising

…follow him they did, swearing allegiance to his revolutionary government and marching into Virginia to found a new order. Within two years, entire armies would cross the Potomac, and this obscured the magnitude of what happened in 1859. The street … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Tony Horwitz

Yesterday, I rode the train from Buffalo to New York City. The tracks followed the Mohawk River in Central New York, nearing Albany. I took in the sheer number of shades of green that exist in the natural world. Then … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Hodge on Horwitz

“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 … Continue reading

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Albert Sidney Johnston Stumped at Shiloh

Imagine your job is to go around an unmarked battlefield and mark the places where significant events happened. Yes, you were there at the time of the fight, but of course, things were a bit confusing at the time and … Continue reading

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Happy 100th Birthday, Shelby Foote

Shelby Foote would have been 100 years old today. Born in Greenville, Mississippi, on November 17, 1916, he died on June 28, 2005 at the age of 88 from a heart attack following a pulmonary embolism. Foote was best known … Continue reading

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Horwitz at Harper’s Ferry

Word from our friends at Harper’s Ferry that they’re hosting a special event next week featuring author Tony Horwitz…. Horwitz, a Pulitzer winner best known as the author of Confederates in the Attic, recently released Midnight Rising, a book about … Continue reading

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The Unfinished Civil War—A Place and A State of Mind

If there’s one book I’ve wished I’d written, it’s Confederates in the Attic. Of course, Tony Horwitz already wrote it, nearly two decades ago. Here’s a guy who wandered around the South, talking to people about the legacy of the Civil War. … Continue reading

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