In the mood and manner of his enchanting Plantation Parade Harnett Kane has given vigorous new life to the stories behind the homes on the hill of Natchez, homes visited by many thousands in the much publicized pilgrimages, launched by the Garden Club ladies. Here- in introductory chapters- the glamorous drama of Natchez' history is sketched, a history in which the slackening off of river traffic brought hard times, instead of the Civil War. Here are famous figures- Andrew Jackson, Aaron Burr, Wilkinson- of national fame. Here are stories of planters and pirates, filibusters and rebels. Women play a striking part in much of Natchez' storied past. And almost all of the multi-colored picture is built around the great houses,- Clifton, Arlington, Richmond, Cherry Grove, Monmouth, Rosalie, Melrose, Auburn, Linden. The Briers and so on. Fascinating!