The March: A Novel

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Random House Publishing Group, Sep 20, 2005 - Fiction
26 Reviews
WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD
WINNER OF THE PEN/FAULKNER AWARD
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

In 1864, Union general William Tecumseh Sherman marched his sixty thousand troops through Georgia to the sea, and then up into the Carolinas. The army fought off Confederate forces, demolished cities, and accumulated a borne-along population of freed blacks and white refugees until all that remained was the dangerous transient life of the dispossessed and the triumphant. In E. L. Doctorow’s hands the great march becomes a floating world, a nomadic consciousness, and an unforgettable reading experience with awesome relevance to our own times.

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User Review  - Pac Mclaurin - Goodreads

Having lived in Cheraw SC, one of the towns described in the book and a place where Sherman had a large encampment to prepare for his entry into North Carolina, I felt a bond to this book. The ... Read full review

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User Review  - Adryan Glasgow - Goodreads

Lots of characters allows Doctorow to pack this novel full of US cultural themes' greatest hits: racial passing, gender and war, upward mobility, the rise of visuality, the horror of war, science as a ... Read full review

About the author (2005)

E. L. Doctorow’s work has been published in thirty languages. His novels include City of God, Welcome to Hard Times, The Book of Daniel, Ragtime, Loon Lake, Lives of the Poets, World’s Fair, Billy Bathgate, and The Waterworks. Among his honors are the National Book Award, two National Book Critics Circle awards, the PEN/Faulkner Award, the Edith Wharton Citation for Fiction, the William Dean Howells Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the presidentially conferred National Humanities Medal. Doctorow lives in New York.


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