Cold Mountain - Preface

Cold Mountain (Illustration) Civil Wars Geography Nineteenth Century Life American History Social Studies Film Fiction

Photograph depicting Cold Mountain and the Pisgah National Forest, in western North Carolina, as seen from the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Image online, courtesy Wikimedia Commons.


At the hospital,
the doctors looked at him
and said there was not much
they could do. 
He might live
or he might not.

Cold Mountain 
by Charles Frazier 

In 1791, William Bartram (whose lifelong home was on the banks of the Schuylkill River in what is now Philadelphia), published Travels Through North and South Carolina.
Nearly seventy-five years later, that book was Inman’s constant companion as he fled the horrors of America's Civil War and made his way home to North Carolina’s Cold Mountain.
Inman had much on his mind as he journeyed south. 
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Original Release: Dec 01, 2003

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