Richard Shain Cohen set out to show people that Henry was not the only accomplished member of Portland’s famed Longfellow family. So he wrote the book, “The Forgotten Longfellow: Man in the Shadows — The Saga of Alexander Longfellow Sr.” The book is the story of Henry’s brother, who was a topographer, artist, cartoonist, writer, and who sailed around the world and surveyed all of Casco Bay. Cohen will talk about the book Wednesday as part of the Portland Public Library’s Brown Bag Lecture Series.


WHEN: Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday

WHERE: Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland. 871-1700;