FIRST LADY OF THE SOUTH by Ishbel Ross

FIRST LADY OF THE SOUTH

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This might well be called the definitive biography of Varina Davis, for here is biography in the sympathetic dual portrait of a great love story. There are the early days of her marriage to Jefferson Davis, the controversial figure who would become president of the Confederacy. The story shifts from Washington to Richmond, the years of war, follows their journeying to and fro in the weeks and months of escape. And then exile- after Jefferson Davis' release from prison.

Pub Date: April 16th, 1958
Publisher: Harper