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A Diary From Dixie - Civil War Memories Series - cover

A Diary From Dixie - Civil War Memories Series

Mary Boykin Chesnut

Publisher: Madison & Adams Press

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Madison & Adams Press presents the Civil War Memories Series. This meticulous selection of the firsthand accounts, memoirs and diaries is specially comprised for Civil War enthusiasts and all people curious about the personal accounts and true life stories of the unknown soldiers, the well known commanders, politicians, nurses and civilians amidst the war. 
 "A Diary From Dixie" is a Civil War diary which paints a "vivid picture of a society in the throes of its life-and-death struggle." The author described the war from within her upper-class circles of Southern planter society, but encompassed all classes in her book. Literary critics have praised Chesnut's diary. The influential writer Edmund Wilson termed it "a work of art", "masterpiece" of the genre and the most important work by a Confederate author.

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