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Book Reviews by David Bruce Smith

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  1. David McCullough's "The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For"

    Washington Independent Review of Books - April 2017

  2. Judy Collins's "Cravings: How I Conquered Food"

    Washington Independent Review of Books - March 2017

  3. Patricia Bosworth's "The Men in My Life: A Memoir of Love and Art in 1950s Manhattan"

    Washington Independent Review of Books - February 2017

  4. Tippi Hedren's "Tippi: A Memoir"

    Washington Independent Review of Books - November 2016

  5. Barbara Cook's "Then & Now: A Memoir" with Tom Santopietro

    Washington Independent Review of Books - June 2016

  6. Toni Tennille's "Toni Tennille: A Memoir" with Caroline Tennille St. Clair

    Washington Independent Review of Books - March 2016

  7. Elizabeth Brown Pryor's "Clara Barton: Professional Angel"

    The Gettysburg Compiler - February 2016

  8. Herman Wouk's "Sailor and Fiddler: Reflections of a 100-Year-Old Author"

    Washington Independent Review of Books - December 2015

  9. David McCullough's "The Wright Brothers"

    Washington Independent Review of Books - May 2015

  10. Candice Bergen's "A Fine Romance: A Memoir"

    Washington Independent Review of Books - April 2015

  11. Asia Booth Clarke's "John Wilkes Booth: A Sister’s Memoir"; Edited by Terry Alford

    The Gettysburg Compiler - January 2015

  12. Anjelica Huston's "Watch Me: A Memoir"

    Washington Independent Review of Books - December 2014

  13. Richard Zoglin's "Hope: Entertainer of the Century"

    Washington Independent Review of Books - November 2014 & December 2014 Issue of The World & I

  14. Marja Mills's "The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee"

    Washington Independent Review of Books - August 2014

  15. Diane Keaton's "Let’s Just Say It Wasn’t Pretty"

    Washington Independent Review of Books - June 2014

  16. Jeff Shaara’s “A Blaze of Glory: A Novel of The Battle of Shiloh”

    The Gettysburg Compiler - March 2014

  17. Penelope Lively's "Dancing Fish and Ammonites: A Memoir"

    Washington Independent Review of Books - February 2014

  18. Anjelica Huston's "A Story Lately Told: Coming of Age in Ireland, London and New York"

    Washington Independent Review of Books - December 2013

  19. Linda Ronstadt's "Simple Dreams"

    Washington Independent Review of Books - September 2013

  20. Maya Angelou's "Mom & Me & Mom"

    Washington Independent Review of Books - May 2013

  21. Louisa Hall's "The Carriage House"

    Washington Independent Review of Books - April 2013

  22. Ann Beattie’s "Mrs. Nixon: A Novelist Imagines a Life"

    The Chestertown Spy - January 2013

  23. Christopher Tilghman’s "The Right-Hand Shore"

    The Chestertown Spy - November 2012

  24. Martin J. Smith’s "The Wild Duck Chase: Inside the Strange and Wonderful World of the Federal Duck Stamp Contest"

    The Chestertown Spy - October 2012

  25. Sam Staggs’ “Inventing Elsa Maxwell: How an Irrepressible Nobody Conquered High Society, Hollywood, the Press, and the World”

    Washington Independent Review of Books - October 2012

  26. James Marten's "Sing Not War: The Lives of Union & Confederate Veterans in Gilded Age America"

    The Gettysburg Compiler - September 2012

  27. James M. Cain's "The Postman Always Rings Twice"

    The Chestertown Spy - September 2012

  28. Thomas Mallon's "Watergate: A Novel"

    The Chestertown Spy - August 2012

  29. James M. Cain’s "Double Indemnity"

    The Chestertown Spy - August 2012

  30. Jewish Stories from the Revolutionary War

    The American Revolution Center - May 2012, The Jewish Home Magazine - June 2012, The Chestertown Spy - August 2012

  31. Boyd Gibbons’s "Wye Island: The True Story of an American Community’s Struggle to Preserve its Way of Life"

    The Chestertown Spy - April 2012

  32. Stan Salett's "The Edge of Politics: Stories from the Civil Rights Movement, the War on Poverty and the Challenges of School Reform"

    The Chestertown Spy - March 2012

  33. Jill Ogline Titus's "Brown's Battleground: Students, Segregationists & the Struggle for Justice in Prince Edward County, Virginia"

    The Chestertown Spy - February 2012

  34. John Barth's "A Novel in Five Seasons"

    The Chestertown Spy - January 2012

  35. Joan Didion's "Blue Nights"

    The Chestertown Spy - November 2011

  36. Peter Manseau's "Songs for the Butcher's Daughter"

    The Chestertown Spy - November 2011

  37. Joshua Kendall's "The Forgotten Founding Father: Noah Webster's Obsession and the Creation of an American Culture"

    The Chestertown Spy - September 2011

  38. Christopher Sten's "Literary Capital"

    GW Magazine - Fall 2011

  39. Edward Berkowitz's "Mass Appeal: The Formative Age of the Movies, Radio, and TV"

    GW Magazine - Fall 2011

  40. Alice Ozma's "The Reading Promise"

    The Chestertown Spy - July 2011