Jonathan F. Putnam is on a journey to showcase a lesser-recognized side of the nation’s 16th president.
The author and trial lawyer spoke at the Amos Fortune Forum at the Jaffrey Meetinghouse on Friday to talk about his books series, the Lincoln and Speed mystery series, and how a young Abraham Lincoln became the president everyone pictures in their head.
“If you picture Lincoln bearded, he grew a beard for the first time during the 1860 election,” Putnam said. “If you think about him bearded, you are essentially thinking about his last five years.”
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