David Bruce Smith Publications

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Book Reviews

Book Reviews by David Bruce Smith

  1. Todd Fisher's "My Girls: A Lifetime with Carrie and Debbie"

    Washington Independent Review of Books June 2018

  2. Matt Young's "Eat the Apple: A Memoir"

    Washington Independent Review of Books February 2018

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

    Washington Independent Review of Books April 2017

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

    Washington Independent Review of Books March 2017

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

    Washington Independent Review of Books February 2017

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

    Washington Independent Review of Books November 2016

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

    Washington Independent Review of Books June 2016

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

    Washington Independent Review of Books March 2016

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

    The Gettysburg Compiler February 2016

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

    Washington Independent Review of Books December 2015

  11. David McCullough's "The Wright Brothers"

    Washington Independent Review of Books May 2015

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

    Washington Independent Review of Books April 2015

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

    The Gettysburg Compiler January 2015

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

    Washington Independent Review of Books December 2014

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

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

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

    Washington Independent Review of Books August 2014

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

    Washington Independent Review of Books June 2014

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

    The Gettysburg Compiler March 2014

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

    Washington Independent Review of Books February 2014

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

    Washington Independent Review of Books December 2013

  21. Linda Ronstadt's "Simple Dreams"

    Washington Independent Review of Books September 2013

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

    Washington Independent Review of Books May 2013

  23. Louisa Hall's "The Carriage House"

    Washington Independent Review of Books April 2013

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

    The Chestertown Spy January 2013

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

    The Chestertown Spy November 2012

  26. 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

  27. 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

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

    The Gettysburg Compiler September 2012

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

    The Chestertown Spy September 2012

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

    The Chestertown Spy August 2012

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

    The Chestertown Spy August 2012

  32. Jewish Stories from the Revolutionary War

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

  33. 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

  34. 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

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

    The Chestertown Spy February 2012

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

    The Chestertown Spy January 2012

  37. Joan Didion's "Blue Nights"

    The Chestertown Spy November 2011

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

    The Chestertown Spy November 2011

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

    The Chestertown Spy September 2011

  40. Christopher Sten's "Literary Capital"

    GW Magazine Fall 2011

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

    GW Magazine Fall 2011

  42. Alice Ozma's "The Reading Promise"

    The Chestertown Spy July 2011