Man of War: My Adventures in the World of Historical Reenactment

Man of War: My Adventures in the World of Historical Reenactment

Charlie Schroeder

Confederates within the Attic meets The yr of dwelling Biblically in a humorous and unique memoir

In Arkansas, there's a full-scale Roman citadel with catapults and ramparts. In Colorado, approximately 100 males don Nazi uniforms to struggle the conflict of Stalingrad. at the St. Lawrence River, a bunch of devoted historical past buffs row extra slowly than they could walk—along with writer Charlie Schroeder, who's sweating profusely and cursing the day he bought a e-book deal.

Taking readers on a figurative journey via time and a literal trip throughout the United States, Man of warfare details a regular guy's try and relearn background by means of experiencing it. Embedding along with his fellow countrymen, Charlie Schroeder jumps headlong into the idiosyncratic international of old reenactment. From encounters with flora and fauna and frostbite to studying greater than he ever anticipated approximately weapons, ammo, and buttons, Schroeder takes readers to front traces of cold battles to be able to express precisely how a lot the previous has to educate us all approximately our current (and clarify why someone would select to put on wool in a warmth wave).

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