Book highlight: “Three Miles from Providence” and “American Hero”

March 18th, 2013

We recently came across two books by David Bruce Smith that may be of interest to our readers:

American Hero: John Marshall, Chief Justice of the United States is an illustrated children’s book that explores the extraordinary life of John Marshall, a soldier in the Revolutionary Army, a successful lawyer, a congressman and Secretary of State, and the longest serving Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Marshall was also a life-long friend of George Washington, leading Smith to release the book during Presidents Week last month.

Three Miles from Providence: A Tale of Abraham Lincoln and the Soldiers’ Home is a fictitious account in diary form that tells the story of The Old Soldiers’ Home, a home for retired American soldiers that Abraham Lincoln and his family lived at during the summers of 1862, 1863, and 1864. The home, three miles from the White House, allowed the Lincolns to escape the heat and humidity of summer in Washington, DC. Smith’s Three Miles from Providence starts at Lincoln’s presidential inauguration in 1861 and concludes seven generations later in 2008. 

Learn more about both of these works at David Bruce Smith’s website

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