Exploring Lincoln's Loves

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A recently published book looks at the sexual life of the 16th U.S. president, Abraham Lincoln. Library of Congress hide caption

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A new book, The Intimate World of Abraham Lincoln, examines the theory that the 16th U.S. president may have been gay.

The book's author is C.A. Tripp, a psychologist and sex researcher who worked with Dr. Alfred Kinsey. He details the various relationships Lincoln had with both men and women.

In a conversation with Scott Simon, Lincoln scholars Michael Chesson and Michael Burlingame cite the arguments for and against the possibility that Lincoln was homosexual.

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