We invite you to read "Spying on the South" by Tony Horwitz for discussion on July 9 in 28 Springs Restaurant at 7pm (come at 6:30 to eat).
You may remember Horwitz as the author of "Confederates in the Attic" which we read a few years ago. In "Spying on the South" he follows the trail of Frederick Law Olmsted. Before designing Central Park, Olmsted took two trips across the south in the 1850s and recorded his impressions in the "New York Times" and later in a series of three books. Horwitz follows Olmsted's route across the south, and sometimes his mode of transportation, then compares Olmsted's impressions of this region on the eve of the Civil War with his impressions of today's divisions.