Mary Chesnut's Civil War Epic
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A genteel southern intellectual, saloniste, and wife to a prominent colonel in Jefferson Davis’s inner circle, Mary Chesnut today is remembered best for her penetrating Civil War diary. Composed between 1861 and 1865 and revised thoroughly from the late 1870s until Chesnut’s death in 1886, the diary was published first in 1905, again in 1949, and later, to great acclaim,

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Hardcover, 352 pages
Published January 15th 2010 by University Of Chicago Press (first published 2010)
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