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In conjunction with programs scheduled as part of the Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War traveling exhibit (at PPL through January 21), Providence Public Library welcomes author
Les Rolston to present his book "Home of the Brave: Immigrant Medal of Honor Recipients of the Civil War." Book Sale & Signing to follow.
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. He 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.