Boothbay Writer Was Worried About Controversy When He Wrote That Abraham Lincoln Once Defiled A Cherry Cobbler While Wearing A Ball Gown On Page 741, But Luckily No One’s Ever Gotten That Far

Boothbay Biographer

Boothbay BiographerHow well do you know Abraham Lincoln? Yes, he was the 16th president of the United States. Known as “Honest Abe” and the “Great Emancipator,” he is credited with freeing the slaves during the Civil War. And John Wilkes Booth shot him inside Ford’s Theater in 1865. But many other things about Lincoln are not as well-known: He loved limericks and jokes; and he was a huge fan of Shakespeare. He enjoyed the poetry of Lord Byron. Those facts and others can be discovered in author Fred Kaplan’s book “Lincoln: the Biography of a Writer.” “I read every word about Lincoln that had ever been written in preparation for this book – and a lot has been said,” Kaplan said. “To truly understand the man, you don’t have a choice. You need to read every word.” (read more at Wiscasset Newspaper)