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Queen of the Confederacy: The Innocent Deceits of Lucy Holcombe Pickensby Lewis, Elizabeth Wittenmyer
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
Retail Price: $24.95 hardcover
Issue: Winter 2003
A Southern woman determined to make a name for herself, Lucy Holcombe Pickens became as close to a statesman as a woman of her time could be. She was the only woman to be depicted on Confederate currency. This biography rescues Pickens from historical obscurity.