Mary Chesnut's War.
Edited by C. Vann Woodward. Winner of the 1982 Pulitzer Prize in History. The riveting voice we heard represented on Ken Burns's PBS Civil War series, Mary wrote a brilliant memoir of her experiences. Mary was a born abolitionist brought up in a world of slavery, and rebelled against the male domination of women she witnessed in her world, as well. Highly placed in the world of the Confederate leaders, she reported her thoughts with both passion and with clear detachment. Her diary is presented in a 886 page volume with an additional 58 pgs of introduction. Indexed with illustrations. Yale University Press, 1981. Hb, Dj. USED. $15.00