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The March
The March
Author: E. L. Doctorow
In 1864, after Union general William Tecumseh Sherman burned Atlanta, he marched his sixty thousand troops east through Georgia to the sea, and then up into the Carolinas. The army fought off Confederate forces and lived off the land, pillaging the Southern plantations, taking cattle and crops for their own, demolishing cities, and accumulating ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780812976151
ISBN-10: 0812976150
Publication Date: 9/12/2006
Pages: 384
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3.5 stars, based on 58 ratings
Publisher: Random House
Book Type: Paperback
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buzzby avatar reviewed The March on + 6062 more book reviews
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This is the first of Doctorow's books I've read. I understand he specializes in bringing order out of chaos. He did a very good job of painting a verbal picture ofthe miasmic horde marching through the south.
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Pure Doctorow using characters to hold one's interest as he incorporates them in a historical event which melds together into a well written book holding the interest of even those not historically oriented. I was particularly interested in the Georgia part of Sherman's march and found enough info to say well done. I can and have recommend it to others.
edwardb avatar reviewed The March on + 4 more book reviews
Very authentically written for what could best be described as speculative fiction. Doctorow really captures what I perceive to be the ambience of the losing South as General Sherman plowed his way through it to break the spirit of the Southern citizens. Incidentally, Sherman is not cast as an evil man at all. Instead he's depicted as a military strategist doing a necessary evil.
merina avatar reviewed The March on + 31 more book reviews
Really loved this book. One I thought would be hard to get into but was so interesting I didn't want to put it down. If you like books about war this is a must read in my opinion.


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