E.L. Doctorow's Civil War: 'The March' In The March, novelist E.L. Doctorow applies his distinctive approach to historical fiction to events of the Civil War -- especially Gen. William T. Sherman's decisive, destructive assault on Georgia and the Carolinas.
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In The March, novelist E.L. Doctorow applies his distinctive approach to historical fiction to events of the Civil War — especially Gen. William T. Sherman's decisive, destructive assault on Georgia. Sherman is a key character. Others include a freed slave girl named Pearl, two rank-and-file soldiers and a Union surgeon.