Diary from Dixie

Diary from Dixie

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by Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut
     
 

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This original diary of the wife of Confederate General James Chesnut, Jr., who was also an aide to President Jefferson Davis, provides an eyewitness narrative of all of the years of the war. Period photos illustrate this "you-are-there" account of the daily lives and tribulations of all those who suffered through the war, from ordinary people to the Confederacy's

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This original diary of the wife of Confederate General James Chesnut, Jr., who was also an aide to President Jefferson Davis, provides an eyewitness narrative of all of the years of the war. Period photos illustrate this "you-are-there" account of the daily lives and tribulations of all those who suffered through the war, from ordinary people to the Confederacy's generals and political figures.

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Saturday Review
It is hardly too much to say that what Samuel Pepys's diary is to the reign of Charles II, Mary Boykin Chesnut's is to the Confederacy. To thousands now and in years to come it will be a fascinating source of information, an invaluable aid to the understanding of a great period, and a lasting delight.
New York Times
Mary Boykin Chesnut steps out alive from the pages of her journal as beautiful, vivacious, flirtatious, warm-hearted, cool-thinking, astonishingly frank and wonderfully articulate...The book is very quotable.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395083512
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/01/1961

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A Diary from Dixie (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 2.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Perhaps the best and cerainly the most quoted civil war diary. I docked one star for all the format errors.
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