WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD
WINNER OF THE PEN/FAULKNER AWARD
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
In 1864, Union general William Tecumseh Sherman marched his sixty thousand troops through Georgia to the sea, and then up into the Carolinas. The army fought off Confederate forces, demolished cities, and accumulated a borne-along population of freed blacks and white refugees until all that remained was the dangerous transient life of the dispossessed and the triumphant. In E. L. Doctorow's hands the great march becomes a floating world, a nomadic consciousness, and an unforgettable reading experience with awesome relevance to our own times.
Praise for E. L. Doctorow
" E.L. Doctorow is a national treasure."
- St. Louis Post-Dispatch
" Beautifully written, meticulously plotted, scrupulously imagined."
- The New York Times Book Review, about Sweet Land Stories
" In the assured hands of Doctorow, City of God blooms with a humor and a humanity that carries triumphant as intelligent a novel as one might hope to find these days."
- Los Angeles Times, about "City of God"
" A ferocious feat of the imagination . . . Every scene is perfectly realized and feeds into the whole- the themes and symbols echoing and reverberating."
- Newsweek, about "The Book of Daniel"
" One devours it in a single sitting."
- The New York Times, about "Ragtime"
" Marvelous . . . You get lost in World's Fair as if it were an exotic adventure. You devour it with the avidity usually provoked by a suspense thriller."
- The New York Times, about World's Fair
"From the Hardcover edition."
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
Number Of Pages: 363
Published: 12th September 2006
Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.42 x 13.51 x 2.26
Weight (kg): 0.3