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The March

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Publisher Comments:

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 a borne-along population of freed blacks and white refugees until all that remained was the dangerous transient life of the uprooted, the dispossessed, and the triumphant. Only a master novelist could so powerfully and compassionately render the lives of those who marched.

The author of Ragtime, City of God, and The Book of Daniel has given us a magisterial work with an enormous cast of unforgettable characters-white and black, men, women, and children, unionists and rebels, generals and privates, freed slaves and slave owners. At the center is General Sherman himself; a beautiful freed slave girl named Pearl; a Union regimental surgeon, Colonel Sartorius; Emily Thompson, the dispossessed daughter of a Southern judge; and Arly and Will, two misfit soldiers.

Almost hypnotic in its narrative drive, The March stunningly renders the countless lives swept up in the violence of a country at war with itself. The great march in E. L. Doctorows hands becomes something more-a floating world, a nomadic consciousness, and an unforgettable reading experience with awesome relevance to our own times.

From the Hardcover edition.

Synopsis:

General William Tecumseh Sherman's great march comes back from the past in this brilliantly imagined, magisterial Civil War novel by the bestselling author of "Ragtime, Billy Bathgate, City of God" and "The book of Daniel." Unabridged. 6 CDs.

About the Author

E. L. Doctorows work has been published in thirty languages. His novels include The March, City of God, Welcome to Hard Times, The Book of Daniel, Ragtime, Loon Lake, Lives of the Poets, Worlds Fair, Billy Bathgate, and The Waterworks. Among his honors are the National Book Award, two PEN/Faulkner awards, three National Book Critics Circle awards, 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. He lives in New York.

From the Hardcover edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780739321355
Subtitle:
A Novel
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Morton, Joe
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Morton, Joe
Author:
Doctorow, E. L.
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Morton, Joe
Publisher:
Random House Audio
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literary
Edition Description:
Ten CD
Publication Date:
20050920
Binding:
CD-audio
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.26x6.44x1.34 in. .65 lbs.
Media Run Time:
670

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The March
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Product details pages Random House Audio Publishing Group - English 9780739321355 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , General William Tecumseh Sherman's great march comes back from the past in this brilliantly imagined, magisterial Civil War novel by the bestselling author of "Ragtime, Billy Bathgate, City of God" and "The book of Daniel." Unabridged. 6 CDs.
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