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  1. says:

    She was born Varina “Winnie Anne Davis in the White House of the Confederate States shortly after her 5 year old brother died of a fall A year later her mother and namesake gathered her and her siblings to flee their home as Richmond fell to the Union As a toddler she was the only child allowed to see her father the former CSA President in his post war incarceration They bondedToo young to know the war but shaped by it

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    Daughter of the Lost Cause is the poignant story of Winnie Davis one of the last casualties of the Civil War Jefferson Davis's youngest daughter was destined by birth to carry the torch of the Confederacy It was an obligation she never asked for but could never refuse She had the then modern advantage of an education in

  3. says:

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway This fascinating biography deals with the life of Winnie Davis the younge

  4. says:

    This book is the first biography of Varina Anne Winnie Davis the youngest child of Confederate president Jefferson

  5. says:

    A very well written and well researched biography that is also extremely readable and entertaining A fascinating look at Jefferson Davis' tragic family and an exploration of the post war south through the life of his daugh

  6. says:

    Heath Hardage Lee deserves five stars for being the first scholar to unearth and tell this fascinating story It boggles the mind that it took so long for Winnie to earn her own biography The book deserves another five stars for being a wonderfully written and powerful read

  7. says:

    I picked this up at Chop Suey Books probably my favorite indie book shop on Cary Street in Richmond Hadn't heard of it but it was on the front tableread it in one big gulp Interesting stuff compellingly written Shout out to Wonton the cat

  8. says:

    heath does justice to this interesting woman and defines the Davis family exuisitely

  9. says:

    What a snooze fest Book club selection Really awful writing bad editing and a boring subject Read like a poorly written masters thesis

  10. says:

    Well researched and well written biography of Winnie Davis youngest child of Jefferson and Varina Davis born in 1864 and adopted by citizens of the Confederacy and ultimately by veterans of the Confederacy and United Daughters of the

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Varina Anne “Winnie” Davis was born into a war torn South in June of the youngest daughter of Confederate president Jefferson Davis and his second wife Varina Howell Davis Born only a month after the death of beloved Confederate hero general JEB Stuart during a string of Confederate victories Winnie’s birth was hailed as a blessing by war weary Southerners They felt her arrival was a good omen signifying future victory But after the Confederacy’s ultimate defeat in the Civil War Winnie would spend her early life as a g. I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway This fascinating biography deals with the life of Winnie Davis the youngest daughter of Jefferson and Varina Davis After the War Between the States many who had supported the Confederacy tried to make Winnie a symbol of enduring Southern virtues While her life was lived out not as a symbol but as a human being the War overshadowed everything she did Her role as The Daughter of the Confederacy had a profound impact on her major life decisions at times causing her to make excruciating sacrifices This book contains a few errors in editing for example Winnie s brother Joe is referred to as Joe Jr a few times near the beginning of the book and there is at least one missing period at the end of a sentence A few sentences were confusing to me Also Lee tends to repeat herself at times and venture into speculation about the motives of Winnie and the other people she writes about All in all though a well written and interesting book

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Enteel refugee and an expatriate abroad    After returning to the South from German boarding school Winnie was christened the “Daughter of the Confederacy” in This role was bestowed upon her by a Southern culture trying to sublimate its war losses Particularly idolized by Confederate veterans and the United Daughters of the Confederacy Winnie became an icon of the Lost Cause eclipsing even her father Jefferson in popularity    Winnie Davis  Daughter of the Lost Cause is the first published biography of this little kn. Heath Hardage Lee deserves five stars for being the first scholar to unearth and tell this fascinating story It boggles the mind that it took so long for Winnie to earn her own biography The book deserves another five stars for being a wonderfully written and powerful read

read ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Î Heath Hardage Lee

Own woman who unwittingly became the symbolic female figure of the defeated South Her controversial engagement in to a Northerner lawyer whose grandfather was a famous abolitionist and her later move to work as a writer in New York City shocked her friends family and the Southern groups who worshipped her Faced with the pressures of a community who violently rejected the match Winnie desperately attempted to reconcile her prominent Old South history with her personal desire for tolerance and acceptance of her personal choices?. heath does justice to this interesting woman and defines the Davis family exuisitely