“Looking the beast in the face” — George Saunders on Life, Death, and Losing Control

In February 1862, nearly a year into the bloody battles of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln’s 11-year-old son, Willie, dies of typhoid fever. Newspapers report that the grief-stricken President…

Source: “Looking the beast in the face” — George Saunders on Life, Death, and Losing Control

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