My Diary: North and South. In Two Volumes


My Diary: North and South. In Two Volumes

RUSSELL, William Howard

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William Howard Russell wrote My Diary: North and South while traveling through the Union and the Confederacy from March 1861 to April 1862 as a war correspondent for the London Times. Along the way he met and interviewed an impressive number of Union and Confederate leaders—including Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis—but he also interviewed average citizens on both sides, recounting their manners, appearance, values, and habits in remarkable detail. This memoir of his journey provides a vivid snapshot of American life and culture at the dawn of the Civil War, including St. Patrick's Day in New York, barbers' shops, life on board a steamboat, slaves, plantations, the Mississippi, Niagara Falls, Bull Run, camp life, etc.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Bradbury and Evans
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1863
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    2 vols.: xvi, 424; xi, 442, [1] p. 21 cm. Fold-out map in vol. I. Blue cloth with blank impressing. Gilt on spines. Vol. I spine faded. Both volumes have bumped corners, torn spine ends, some spots to cloth. Small ink signatures from year of publication on front pastedowns. Large tear in map.

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