The March

The March

A Novel

Book - 2005
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A fictionalized account of the march of Sherman's sixty thousand troops through Georgia to the sea, and up into the Carolinas.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c2005.
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780375506710
Characteristics: 363 p.


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Feb 14, 2018

Terrific book. I picked it because of my interest in the Civil War, without knowing anything about the author. I think anybody could enjoy Doctorow's poetic prose in this historical novel without knowing much about the real-life characters and events. I loved reading the monologues of General Sherman and other characters.

Aug 29, 2017

I was looking forward to this but it just didn't grab me. I'll try it again later. I want to like it but.....Yeah I'll try again later.

Harriet_the_Spy Oct 05, 2010

Amazing main character who "passes" in many different way: she goes back and forth between appearing as a boy or a girl, as Black or white, and as a child or an adult.

hermlou Jul 13, 2010

Doctorow reports on Sherman's march through the U.S. south at the end of the Civil War. He describes historical figures such as Sherman and Lincoln, but the story is told through individuals such as an army surgeon, a freed slave, a displaced plantation owner, and army deserters. The book does not dwell on violence and gore, to my relief. It dwells on the effect of the war on various parts of the population. Doctorow writes with humor and compassion, and I want to read more of his books.

Aug 26, 2009


Dec 06, 2007

Finalist of the 2006 Pulitzer prize for fiction.

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