Sorely wounded and fatally disillusioned in the fighting at Petersburg, Inman, a Confederate soldier, decides to walk back to his home in the Blue Ridge Mountains and to Ada, the woman he loved there years before. His trek across the disintegrating South brings him into intimate and sometimes lethal converse with slaves and marauders, bounty hunters and witches, both helpful and malign. At the same time, Ada is trying to revive her father's derelict farm and learn to survive in a world where the old certainties have been swept away. As it interweaves their stories, Cold Mountain asserts itself as an authentic American Odyssey - hugely powerful, majestically lovely, and keenly moving.
Cold Mountain is a 2003 epic war film written. It stars Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, and Renée Zellweger with Eileen Atkins, Brendan Gleeson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Natalie Portman, Giovanni Ribisi, Donald Sutherland, and Ray Winstone in supporting roles. Cold Mountain opened to positive reviews from critics and won several major awards. Renée Zellweger won an Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award for her role in the film.
These suggestions offer semi-fictional portraits of brave women and men who fought through the United States Civil War.
Rooted in the history of the only secessionist town north of the Mason Dixon Line, Daren Wang's The Hidden Light of Northern Fires tells a story of redemption amidst a war that tore families and the country apart.
An extraordinary novel about a strong-willed woman who disguises herself as a man in order to fight beside her husband in the Civil War, inspired by a real female soldier's letters home.
Leaving his schoolteacher sister and his baseball career to serve in the Civil War, young Summerfield Hayes struggles with secret feelings for his sister throughout grueling battlefield experiences and while seeking shelter and a sense of identity after being abandoned by his comrades.
Near the end of the Civil War, inhumane conditions at Andersonville Prison caused the deaths of 13,000 Union soldiers in only fourteen months. In this gripping and affecting novel, three young Confederates and an entire town come face-to-face with the prison's atrocities and learn the cost of compassion, when withheld and when given.
A novel that spans one hundred years and is set in Virginia during the Civil War and a century beyond explores the brutal legacy of violence and exploitation in American society as it examines the fates of the inhabitants of Beauvais Plantation and their descendants.