Liveright

9781631495601

STARRED REVIEW

In the Houses of Their Dead

The history of Abraham Lincoln and his enthrallment with spiritualism has never been more surprising than in Terry Alford‘s In the Houses of Their Dead.

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Review of ‘In the Houses of Their Dead’

Ten-year-old Tad Lincoln loved the theater, especially one animated performer he watched at a Washington, D.C., playhouse in 1863. "I'd like to meet that actor," he said. "He makes you thrill." Tad quickly got his wish: After the performance, the stage manager escorted him and his friend into the actor's dressing room, where John Wilkes…

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