Book: Lincoln in the Underworld

Book: Lincoln in the Underworld

he scene is real: on February 25, 1862, in the middle of the Civil War, overwhelmed by state affairs, Abraham Lincoln went to the cemetery of Oak Hill, in Washington, where his son William had just been buried, died at the age of 11 & nbsp; of typhoid fever. He is said to have taken him out of the "& nbsp; box of suffering & nbsp;" to hug him one last time. George Saunders, on the other hand, imagines that he engages with the shadows that spring from the vaults one of these dialogues of the dead which, since Antiquity, have brought together mythological characters, emperors, war chiefs ...

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