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A Diary from Dixie

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Mary Chesnut

Narrated By: Laurie Anne Walden

Publisher: LibriVox

Date: January 2016

Duration: 14 hours 34 minutes


Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut, a well-educated South Carolina woman who was the wife of a Confederate general, kept extensive journals during the Civil War. Mrs. Chesnut moved in elite circles of Southern society and had a keen interest in politics. Her diary is both an important historic document and, due to her sharp wit and often irreverent attitude, a fascinating window into Southern society of the time. This recording is of the first published edition of the diary, edited by Isabella D. Martin and Myrta Lockett Avary and compiled from Mrs. Chesnut's revisions of her original journals. (Summary by Laurie Anne Walden)


  • Kathryn Rogers

    Great narration. Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Provides insight into the culture of the southern states prior to the Civil War. It is also hints at the suffering caused by the war.

  • Carole Chambers

    This is a great book for listening as I walk on the nature trails near my house here in Houston, Texas!

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