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From the PublisherKen Burns Remarkable...Morgan reminds us that the best history is heartfelt and heart-shared. Sarah Morgan will rightfully take its place next to Mary Chesnut's Diary as a thoroughly authentic voice of the war.
The Greenwood, S.C., Index-Journal Refreshing....A real-life Scarlett O'Hara.
Lexington Herald-Leader Stands virtually alone in bringing the Confederate homefront to life...Irresistible.
Christian Science Monitor Sarah Morgon's diary is not only a valuable historical document. It is also a fascinating story of people, places, and events — told by a wonderfully talented writer.
Huntsville Times You don't have to be a Civil war buff to enjoy Sarah's story. It's a fascinating tale of life in an extraordinary time and place....By the time the reader reaches the final pages it's tough to leave.
Richmond News Leader Sarah Morgan's diary will henceforth be linked in value with the diary of Mary B. Chesnut....Miss Morgan's personal feelings and intimate thoughts eclipse even [Chesnut's]....Always, throughout this work, are the inner thoughts, dreams, and conflicts with reality that daily consumed a young lady who, in so many respects, was above the intellect of her times....It is deserving of all the praise, and of all the use, that it will receive.
Drew Gilpin Faust Annenberg Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania The diary of Sarah Morgan, at last available in its complete form, is both a delightful read and an invaluable source for southern, women's, and Civil War history.
The Orlando Sentinel A remarkable diary....As she writes of her hopes, fears, and sadness, Sarah Morgan emerges as an extraordinary person forced to grow up fast in the crucible of the Civil War.
Library Journal Morgan's diary should rank alongside Mary Chesnut's famous wartime journal as one of the most important personal records of the Civil War. Highly recommended.
The Charleston Post and Courier Adds immeasurably to an accurate portrait of life on the Confederate homefront....Intelligent, sensitive, and well educated, [Sarah Morgan] could put into words what her eyes saw and her heart felt....An extraordinary account of how one family responded to the war and suffered the consequences of its decision.