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Lincoln Program: Home of the Brave: Immigrant Medal of Honor Recipients of the Civil War
Thursday, December 19, 2013
7:00 PM-8:15 PM
Cost: Free and Open to the Public
Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903
Meeting Room (3rd Floor)
Les Rolston was born in 1954 and has studied American history for most of his adult life. His greatest interest is in the lives of ordinary people, who in times of crisis go on to do extraordinary deeds.
His first book, Lost Soul: A Confederate Soldier In New England (Mariner 2007 (second edition), described his efforts to preserve the unmarked grave site of a Confederate soldier buried in Rhode Island. As a result of this book Rolston gained national attention, telling his story through the Associated Press and television programs. He has received citations from the Rhode Island House of Representatives and a letter of commendation from former United States Senator Claiborne Pell. He was also awarded the Jefferson Davis Medal, the United Daughters of the Confederacy’s highest award.
Mr. Rolston recently published Home Of The Brave: Selected Short Stories Of Immigrant Medal Of Honor Recipients Of The Civil War, published by Blue Mustang Press.
Mr. Rolston is a frequent contributor to the Providence Journal and his work has appeared in the South Reporter, Civil War Times Illustrated, Our Heritage, the New Orleans Times-Picayune and other publications.
Book Sale and Signing to Follow
Parking is available at the Providence Hilton Parking Garage: $3/3 hours. Bring ticket to the library for validation.