Journal of a graduate student in military history and the American Civil War

E. L. Doctorow’s The March and The Whiskey Rebels: A Novel by David Liss

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Two new fiction works have made their way to my library. The March by E. L. Doctorow. This book was required reading for the Yale course by David W. Blight on the Civil War era which I mentioned here. I picked up a nice hardback used and am listening to it on my MP3 via download from the library.


    • Author: E. L. Doctorow
    • Hardcover: 363 pages
    • Publisher: Random House (September 20, 2005)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 0375506713
    • 384 pages

    Second, I have The Whiskey Rebels: A Novel by David Liss which I ordered on my new Kindle 2 only. I may pick up a used copy at some point. As I mentioned in my post on the Kindle, I can also listen to The Whiskey Rebels: A Novel via text-to-speech capabilities on the Kindle.


    • Author: David Liss
    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • Publisher: Random House; 1 edition (September 30, 2008)
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B0015DYJVW
    • File Size: 443 KB
    • Print Length: 544 pages

    6 Responses

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    1. Rene,

      The Doctorow book is a marvelous read. but remember that it’s a novel. His description of the March 10, 1865 Battle of Monroe’s Crossroads is largely factually incorrect. Be careful.


      Eric Wittenberg

      February 27, 2009 at 12:41 pm

      • Eric,

        Thanks for the heads up. Good to know!

        Will be interested in studying that battle more closely so that I can compare and contrast.

        Best regards,


        Rene Tyree

        February 27, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    2. Rene,

      I know a guy who wrote a book on that battle….


      Eric Wittenberg

      February 27, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    3. If you enjoy Civil War novels, you should try Shades of Gray: A Novel of the Civil War in Virginia by Jessica James. It’s unusual that a female wrote such a historically accurate and entertaining novel about war.

      T Lower

      February 28, 2009 at 7:46 am

    4. I really love The March. This book is my introduction to the talent of Doctorow. I became an instant fan since then :)

      Monster Paperbag

      March 18, 2009 at 3:13 am

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