Library of Congress
A recently published book looks at the sexual life of the 16th U.S. president, Abraham Lincoln.
Listen: <b>Web Extra</b>: Hear the Full Interview
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.