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Three Miles From Providence: A Tale of Abraham Lincoln and the Soldiers' Home Leather Bound – December 13, 2007
In this engaging historical 'tale' David Bruce Smith deftly weaves together numerous strands pertaining to President Lincoln and his family's cottage retreat located just three miles from the White House. Well researched and creatively presented with wonderful illustrations. You'll feel like you have discovered a hidden gem from your grandfather's attic. --Richard Moe, President - National Trust for Historic Preservation
The book seductively draws the reader into the story because of the intimate diary format, even complete with misspelled words for added realism. With the historically accurate leather binding, stamped with a 'US' seal, it makes you feel you are privy to an undiscovered Civil War manuscript. This text gives the reader a glimpse into the world of a behind-the-scenes 'summer' White House through the eyes of a Mexican American War veteran, and someone who is clearly devoted to serving this beleaguered wartime president. --William Adair, Art Historian
This is a great realistic work of historical fiction. If you love Lincoln, the Civil War or are a history buff who likes to own unique books, this is outstanding. The pages of the book are like a real diary. It is very well done. This is well worth owning. --Matt
About the Author
David Bruce Smith is the author of ten books. He has also been a magazine publisher and a real estate executive. He lives near Washington, DC with his two children.