|Title:||Man of War: My Adventures in the World of Historical Reenactment|
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|Publisher:||Hudson Street Press; First Edition edition (May 24, 2012)|
Embedding with his fellow countrymen, Charlie Schroeder jumps headlong into the idiosyncratic world of historical reenactment.
Along the way, he illuminates just how much the past can teach us about the present. ISBN 13: 978-1-101-58571-9.
his delightful tour of the world of historical reenactments. Schroeder, a Los Angeles-based writer and actor, got into reenacting because he longed for history. He grew up in an 18th-century log cabin in Mennonite country, where history abounded, but he didn’t notice it. In . though, where history lasts about 12 seconds, he started to miss the past. In one memorable instance, Schroeder meets a man who became a Viking reenactor because of a phone book. While in Iceland, the man was intrigued when he found that everyone was listed by his or her given name, not by surname. One thing led to another and he ended up becoming a Viking, Schroeder writes. Sadly, Schroeder fails to elaborate. Most of the reenactors were happy to let Schroeder tag along.
Opening Man Of War with his World War II experience roleplaying a Nazi fighter in the Colorado Springs area, Schroeder establishes a template he reuses throughout the book: an introductory excerpt from the heart of his visit, maximizing initial bewilderment and odd details for comic effect, followed by a flashback introducing this particular subculture’s participants, then a return to the action for a relatively straight-faced recap. Intrigued after meeting a cross-section of historical re-enacters at Old Fort MacArthur Days, actor/NPR contributor Charlie Schroeder committed to a year embedded with various groups.
Man of War is an unexpected treat! I was enamored of Charlie Schroeder's travelogue through the subculture of reenactment and fascinated by his modern take on ancient warfare. Who knew the proper buttons were so important?) They say war is Hell, yet this book is a heck of a lot of fu. -Jen Lancaster, bestsellling author of Jeneration X. "Charlie Schroeder has produced a rollicking good ride in this compulsively scintillating book. From first page to last, it is an often surprising delight. -Jay Winik, bestselling author of April 1865. A hilarious romp through. Overall, "Man of War" is an entertaining and informative look at the world of re-enactors. Just be prepared to wince at Schroeder's frat-boy delivery, from time to time.
September 14, 2016 admin. By Charlie Schroeder. Confederates within the Attic meets The yr of residing 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 publication deal
A rollicking good ride. -Jay Winik, bestselling author of April 1865 It's the middle of a heat wave, and Charlie Schroeder is dressed in heavy clothing and struggling to row a replica eighteenth-century bateau down the St. Lawrence River.
Embedding with his fellow countrymen, Charlie Schroeder jumps headlong into the idiosyncratic world of historical reenactment. From publisher description.
Man of War" author Charlie Schroeder became, among other things, a soldier of Rome, fighting the Celts from a wooden fort in north-central Arkansas. As an actor who loved experimental theater, and a transplant to Los Angeles where life centers on the here-and-now or the next big deal, Charlie Schroeder might seem about the least likely guy to guide a reader through the rigid, arcane world of historical re-enactment . Man of War. My Adventures in the World of Historical Reenactment.
Charlie has written a book about his gallant adventures called, Man of War: My Adventures in the World of Historical Reenactment. He discussed at length the creative process for putting something like this together. Check out an excerpt from the book here. Theme music: Invisible Walls by Revolution Void Break music: An Other Side by Xenyka.