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The March by E.L. Doctorow **** (of 4)

The march is General William Tecumsah Sherman’s subjugation of the confederacy as seen through the eyes of carefully crafted, wholly believable, fictitious characters: freed-slaves, plantation owners, plantation wives, army physician, dirt-poor soldiers, and the historical figures they interact with. The plot is compelling and the story-telling is vintage Doctorow, a page turner. August 2007.