Publishers Weekly describes The March
by E.L. Doctorow as “a ... Civil War Canterbury Tales.” In this
powerful story, Union General William Tecumseh Sherman is affectionately
called "Uncle Billy" by his troops. Nevertheless Sherman's name may
still be the answer to the Alex Trebek question, "Who was and still is
the most hated and despised man in the history of Georgia?” Doctorow
offers this stunning climactic statement from Sherman's lips: "our
civil war . . . is but a war after a war, a war before a war."