"The photograph album will afford both Chesnut scholars, students of American culture and literature, and Civil War buffs alike an absolute treasure trove of primary source material to study and celebrate. In this two-volume collection, Daniels reanimates Chesnut's ambition to share her epic view of the great tragedy of Civil War as we never have seen it vivified before." --Julia Stern, Northwestern University, author of "Mary Chesnut's Civil War Epic"
"An engrossing work! I was fascinated by the saga of the cartes de visite . . . this conveys the excitement of the hunt, and more importantly it is clear to me that Chesnut's careful amassing of these photographs evidences the seriousness over many years with which she worked on a publishable version of her journals." --Elisabeth Muhlenfeld, biographer of Mary Chesnut, former president of Sweet Briar College, chairman of the American Civil War Center
From the Publisher
Title: Mary Chesnut's Illustrated Diary Mulberry Edition Boxed Set Subtitle: Volume 1: A Diary from Dixie and Volume 2: Mary Chesnut's Civil War Photograph Album Volume 1 author: Mary Boykin Chesnut Volume 1 foreword: Martha M. Daniels Volume 2 authors: Martha M. Daniels and Barbara E. McCarthy Volume 2 foreword: James Everett Kibler