Winnie Davis: Daughter of the Lost Cause by Heath Hardage Lee
The most fascinating part of the book is Winnie's star-crossed love-affair with a handsome young barrister who was the grandson of a prominent abolitionist. The South made Winnie into a symbol of the 'Lost Cause,' and she was feted at balls and reunions of Confederate veterans. Neither the North nor the South was pleased by Winnie's engagement.
I also liked the tale of how Winnie managed to become a 'New Woman,' - she wrote novels and articles, rode a bicycle, and lived a cosmopolitan life in New York. Here she enjoyed the theatre, opera and other cultural events, and associated with the social elite of the city.
Heath Hardage Lee deserves high praise for bringing this winsome 'Daughter of the Lost Cause' to new life.