How would you like to meet this guy?! I thought he was a real Confederate soldier from the Civil War, but he's a current-day re-enactor as I learned in the book. It's non-fiction and the author tagged along with this guy to all the battlefields; they dressed in clothing that the Confederate rebels would have worn and ate the same awful food and slept on the battlefields at night! It's a fascinating read and nearly every page or two has tidbits about the war and the people that wouldn't be found anywhere else. I couldn't put it down; it's gory and awful in some places, but then that's what war is.
But you have to admire these re-enactors who are obsessed with all the details of their modern-day war skirmishes being as close to they were in 1863, etc. Now I'm off to read a lighter story by Annie Dillard. More book reviews coming up!