First Lady of the Confederacy: Varina Davis's Civil War
When Jefferson Davis became president of the Confederacy, his wife, Varina Howell Davis, reluctantly became the First Lady. For this highly intelligent, acutely observant woman, loyalty did not come easily: she spent long years struggling to reconcile her societal duties to her personal beliefs. Raised in Mississippi but educated in Philadelphia, and a long-time resident...more
Cashin's style is not to denigrate he...more
This book is very well researched. I can't imagine the work that went into this. Joan Cashin has created a very readable book which allows us to see the very human side of one of histories great ladies.