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War is hell--and not only on the battlefield, as John Waugh eloquently demonstrates in this fascinating and poignant portrait of one of the South's most well-known and admired couples, Roger and Sara Pryor, their friends, and their society. Pryor was an ardent and fiery newspaper editor, secessionist leader, and soldier; she a graceful and compassionate companion, mother,War is hell--and not only on the battlefield, as John Waugh eloquently demonstrates in this fascinating and poignant portrait of one of the South's most well-known and admired couples, Roger and Sara Pryor, their friends, and their society. Pryor was an ardent and fiery newspaper editor, secessionist leader, and soldier; she a graceful and compassionate companion, mother, and survivor. They were present at many of the crucial moments before and during the Civil War, from the first shot at Sumter to the fall of Richmond. Living examples of the South's pride and success before the war, they were also victims of the ensuing privation and destruction. If the Pryors are the principal actors in the drama of Surviving the Confederacy, the people they knew and the people who suffered along with them form a resonant chorus that describes the life of the South during the war and the devastation that followed it. Surviving the Confederacy dramatizes that transformation with a story that is uniquely compelling and alive....

Title : Surviving the Confederacy: Rebellion, Ruin, and Recovery--Roger and Sara Pryor During the Civil War
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ISBN : 9780151003891
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 464 Pages
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Surviving the Confederacy: Rebellion, Ruin, and Recovery--Roger and Sara Pryor During the Civil War Reviews

  • Ed
    2019-11-23 02:08

    Based on the memoirs of Sara Pryor, who was the wife of a Southern fire-eater and Confederate general, Waugh presents vividly written picture of life in Virginia during the Civil War. Although he supplements Sara Pryor's memoirs with descriptions of the fighting and descriptions from the diaries of other southern women, the focus on the lives of Sara and Roger Pryor, at times, gives this book the feel of a novel, Why the Pryors, who did not own slaves, were so passionate in the defense of the Confederacy, and how they were able to flourish in New York City after the ware are two of the conundrums raised by this excellent book.

  • Tom
    2019-11-26 18:25

    No doubt people have to react to the circumstances in which they find themselves. The life story of Roger and Sara Pryor is not necessarily unique but is comes close to being so. The author must be credited for finding this couple and fleshing them out from letters, notes, journals newspaper articles and official records. The story takes a personal view of the U.S. Civil War beginning well before Fort Sumter to sometime after Lee's surrender at Appomattox. The Pryors begin as a striving young couple living in Petersburg, Virginia but go through many changes over their years. It is a great story. Before the end you begin to wonder why you never heard of these people before. I recommend this book to Civil War buffs and to anyone looking for a good story.

  • Robin
    2019-12-09 00:26

    Good read. A true history of a family and their struggles, triumphs and lives during and after the Civil war. Enjoyed it because I d never heard of these folks before. Lots of details for both civilian and military buffs alike.

  • Martha
    2019-12-06 02:23

    This book was great. It is the story of a man and his wife and family during the Civil War.