Margaret Mitchell (Nov. 8, 1900 – Aug. 16, 1949)
An American author and journalist whose novel, “Gone with the Wind”, (inaccurately) portraying the American Civil War era, won her the National Book Award for Most Distinguished Novel of 1936 and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1937. During World War II, Mitchell was a volunteer for the American Red Cross and raised money for the war effort. Her personal attention, however, was devoted to writing encouraging letters to soldiers.
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