The March by E. L. Doctorow Paperback Book


Rent The March

Author: E. L. Doctorow

Format: Paperback, Unabridged-CD

Publisher: Random House Inc

Published: Sep 2006

Genre: Fiction - Historical - General

Retail Price: $17.00

Pages: 384


E. L. Doctorow digs deeply into American history once again in this epic tale of Sherman’s march to the sea--a 60-mile trail of death and destruction--toward the end of the Civil War. Mingling real historical figures with imagined ordinary people, Doctorow offers a panoramic view of the South and of the war in a story that encompasses a dedicated battlefield nurse, a black ragtime pianist, a young and beautiful slave named Pearl, a brutal good ol’ boy addicted to violence--and, of course, the hot-blooded Sherman and his scorched-earth military tactics that, for all their brutality, may have hastened the end of the Civil War and the emancipation of the slaves.

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BookLender review by PATRICIA on 2013-12-10 16:49:30

Maybe I didnt give it a fair trial. I quit about a third of the way in. Based on reviews, I had met the major characters, and found I really didnt care enough about what was going to become of them. to plow through another 200 pages of slogging through a war torn landscape. They didnt seem to care much about their lives, so neither did I.