January 2015 Newsletter – Here’s to a Book-Centric 2015

Doug Bradburn on George Washington: The Tantalizing Man Behind the Myth

What made George Washington the profoundly effective leader that he was? That’s the question we asked Doug Bradburn, the Founding Director of Mount Vernon’s Fred W. Smith National Library.

In this episode of the Grateful American™ TV Show, co-hosts David Bruce Smith and Hope Katz Gibbs interview the specialist on Washington, and you’ll be fascinated by the insights that Bradburn provides about the man behind the myth.

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What is the Future of American History Education? A Q&A with John Gray + Bruce Cole

John Gray, the director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and Bruce Cole, the former Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities discuss the future of American History with David Bruce Smith and Hope Katz Gibbs, co-hosts of the Grateful American ™ Radio Show.

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Book Review: “Watch Me: A Memoir” by Anjelica Huston

Anjelica Huston comes from royal cinematic lineage. Her grandfather and father, Walter and John Huston, were Academy Award winners and widely respected directors whose comprehensive oeuvres remain relevant. But, despite that paternalistic precedent of patina, it has not always been easy for the actress to further herself in film.

Reviewed by David Bruce Smith for Washington Independent Review of Books.

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January Book Recommendations

Four books that should not be missed.

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2014 in Review

books_1448404c2014 was filled with many book related projects – Book Recommendations, Book of the Week, Book Reviews and the new Grateful American™ Book Club. MORE >>

 

 


Spotlight on John Marshall

John Marshall profileThe children’s book, American Hero: John Marshall, Chief Justice of the United States, authored by David Bruce Smith and illustrated by Clarice Smith, is a must-have for anyone interested in the nation’s Founding Fathers
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The Grateful American™ Book Club

558065758_1376563182Join The Grateful American™ Book Club for book reviews of American History Books.
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