America is under attack from within. A nation divided on every issue. Across the land, political, social, and racial intolerance increasingly turns to violence...
A NATION DIVIDED focuses on the emotional landscape of these men, their wives, and children, and the men and women of color who live and fight alongside them. Their loyalties, loves, and brutalities are put to the bloody test across the battlefields of five Aprils against the moment they live in and the future they are fighting to create.
Some friendships dissolve into hatred; some families are torn apart by heartbreak; some enemies find grace in forgiveness. Yet, at the end of the bloodiest conflict in our history, the color barrier between black and white in America is transformed, freedom prevails, and the nation reunites to become an enduring beacon of hope to the world.
1839 - July 1862
From West Point and the Mexican War to Seven Days Battle
Michael Frost Beckner is the rarest of spy novelists, a beautiful and compelling writer who also has a mastery of tradecraft and a deep understanding of how espionage really works.
Joe Weisberg - former CIA Officer, bestselling author & Emmy-winning creator of The Americans
This promises to be the finest evocation of the Civil War to make the small screen. The sweep of the drama is majestic, and the dialogue is impeccable. … Your depiction of Grant is pitch perfect.
Edward Longacre - renowned historian and winner of the prestigious Fletcher Pratt Award
Unforgettable! One of the best miniseries I’ve ever read.
Mark Burnett - Emmy winning producer and MGM Television Chairman
The incomparable A Nation Divided [is] one of the greatest Civil War dramas ever written.
Jeff Sagansky – former President Sony Pictures, CBS Television Entertainment, and Tri-Star Pictures
Outstanding! You scripts are the ticket for a ride on a time machine that will directly connect the people of today to the people who fought the greatest conflict in American history.
Ed Bearss - Chief Historian Emeritus for the United States of America
This is American history as it should be seen and understood—a riveting mix of friendship and antagonisms, of hopes and disappointments, among men who are making the history and ordinary people who are living with the often appalling but somehow uplifting outcome. You are going to transform America’s understanding of the Civil War.
Thomas Fleming – International bestselling and award-winning novelist and historian