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There Be Divers Sorts of Death

Roy Morris, Jr.

in Ambrose Bierce

Published in print April 1999 | ISBN: 9780195126280
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199854165 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195126280.003.0012
There Be Divers Sorts of Death

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Ambrose Bierce was back at his desk in Washington in the new year of 1913. He considered the incoming president, Woodrow Wilson, a better writer than his predecessor in his politics. In May, he made an offer to Curtis J. Kirch, then editor of The Lantern magazine, to take over his editing duties for him. He also sent letters to his niece, Lora Bierce, announcing his intention to visit Mexico. This was a perilous undertaking. All movements of Bierce were well documented from the time he left Washington on October 2, until early November when he reached Laredo, Texas. The chapter ends by giving Bierce the last word on his life and death.

Keywords: Washington; Woodrow Wilson; life; death; Mexico

Chapter.  11284 words. 

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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