David Bruce Smith Publications specializes in creating, designing, and composing limited-edition books on a variety of subjects: authors, historic figures, artists, and leaders. Several are about the amazing life-story of real estate developer and philanthropist Charles E. Smith.
Their first children’s history book, American Hero: John Marshall, Chief Justice of the United States was written by David Bruce Smith and illustrated by Clarice Smith.
David Bruce Smith is also committed to educating children about American History through literature and historic sites. In 2014 he founded The Grateful American™ Foundation, an interactive, multi-media program designed to restore enthusiasm in American history for children and adults.
In 2015 Smith co-founded The Grateful American™ Book Prize with Dr. Bruce Cole, a former chairman of the National Endowment of the Humanities; it is the only award for excellence in non-fiction and historical fiction–about any event that has influenced the formation of America–written for 7th to 9th graders.
This fall he will inaugurate The Grateful American Book Series; it focuses on historical couples that were–in actuality–partnerships. The first work, published in October 2019, is about “Abigail & John” (Adams).
Smith is also a reviewer of books, and recommends a reading selection every Monday.
The Inaugural book of the Grateful American Book Series
Abigail & John offers readers the opportunity to view prominent scenes in American history through the remarkable lives of one of the country’s most beloved couples—the Adams’s.
John Marshall, Chief Justice of the United States
John Marshall was a good son, a kind older brother, a loving father and husband, and a dear friend to many. Most importantly, he was Chief Justice of the United States.
A Tale of Abraham Lincoln and the Soldiers' Home
In this unique book about Abraham Lincoln the author has created a fictitious veteran of the Mexican-American War who is asked to guard Lincoln at the White House, and the Soldiers’ Home …
“TENNESSEE” is a limited edition, four-color letterpress three-volume collection that contains the first publication — and printing — of Tennessee Williams’s recently …
A Memory of Charles E. Smith
David Bruce Smith offers us this charming memory of his remarkable grandfather — a Russian Jew who immigrated to America in 1911 and built the Charles E. Smith …
How Charles E. Smith Influenced a Community
Charles E. Smith, a builder and philanthropist, believed the District of Columbia Jewish Community Center of the mid-1960s was obsolete. Racial tensions were repelling Jews from going there…
Writings by My Father, Robert H. Smith
This book was a posthumous gift from a son to his father. Jeffersonian in style and detail, it is a compendium of the wise words of Robert H. Smith, 1966-2009.
These letters are a compendium of a father’s memories and occasional advice to his children. This work also incorporates a genealogy.
Conversations with Clarice Smith about her Art
A gift from a son to his mother, this coffee table sized book, illuminates the art — portraiture, florals and equestrian — of Clarice Smith …
Charles E. Smith recounts his life, entrepreneurial success in real estate development and philanthropic achievements in Washington, DC.
CONTINUUM was the first collaboration between David Bruce Smith and artist Clarice Smith. Her series of Venetian paintings provided the context for him to write …