National Press Club

Lincoln's Other White House

November 17, 2005

About This Video

Run time: 50 minutes

Elizabeth Smith Brownstein was interviewed about her book Lincoln's Other White House: The Untold Story of the Man and His Presidency, published by John Wiley and Sons. In the book, she compiled a detailed portrait of President Lincoln's sojourns in the Soldiers' Home, a country residence on the grounds of a veterans' asylum three miles north of the White House, where he and his family spent several months a year from 1862 to 1864. She also chronicled President Lincoln's interactions with both the free black household staff and escaped slaves housed in nearby camps.