DAVID BRUCE SMITH PUBLICATIONS Announces Next Project Commissioned by the John Marshall Foundation

David Bruce Smith Publication continues to illuminate American History with three engaging books about prominent American historical luminaries; Chief Justice John Marshall, President Abraham Lincoln and playwright Tennessee Williams.
 
May 12, 2011 - PRLog -- David Bruce Smith is a writer with a passion for the past. Almost all of his publications combine his keen interest in history, art, family and theater. He frequently collaborates with the world-renowned artist Clarice Smith to create limited-edition books, which double as works of art. This fusion of handcrafted literature, with painting and illustration, creates artistic publications that also illuminate great historical figures such as Chief Justice John Marshall, President Abraham Lincoln and playwright Tennessee Williams.

Smith’s current literary project is a children’s book tentatively titled, "John Marshall: The Forgotten Founding Father." John Marshall was the most important chief justice in American history, but the general public has largely overlooked his accomplishments. The book will feature drawings by Clarice Smith. It will be published in late 2011 or early 2012. It is intended for elementary school aged children and is one of several new works commissioned by the John Marshall Foundation in Richmond, VA as part of the Justice in the Classroom Program, designed to raise the awareness and appreciation of the Chief Justice and one of the Nation’s Founding Fathers. http://www.johnmarshallfoundation.org/

Two of his recent publications have their own historical significance in 2011.

“Tennessee” honors the centennial of the birth of the playwright Tennessee Williams. This exquisite limited edition book contains the initial printing and publication of Williams' recently discovered play, "These Are the Stairs You Got to Watch,” accompanied by his classic plays, "The Glass Menagerie" and "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." “Tennessee’s Women,” six color art prints by Clarice Smith, accompany the folio. Each print was made in Florence, Italy, on a 60-year-old roller press.

The book and the prints are currently on display at the Arena Stage in Washington, DC. They may be viewed in the lobby of the theater through the run of “The Glass Menagerie Project” which ends on July 3, 2011.

“Three Miles from Providence: A Tale of Abraham Lincoln and the Soldiers’ Home” is another unique work of literature and art. This finely crafted, leather bound book is an engaging tale about Abraham Lincoln with illustrations by Clarice Smith. Told in an intimate diary form, the story starts at Lincoln's inaugural in 1861 and concludes seven generations later in 2008. During the intervening 137 years, the reader learns what happens -- and what doesn't -- at the Soldiers' Cottage. The story is a timely way to commemorate the sesquicentennial of the “War Between the States.” President Lincoln’s Cottage at The Soldier’s Home initially commissioned the book. For an insightful interview about the creation of the book, visit Lincoln’s Cottage website. http://lincolncottage.wordpress.com/2011/03/30/an-intervi...

“Three Miles from Providence” is featured in several bookstores at National Historic sites including President Lincoln’s Cottage at The Soldier’s Home in Washington, DC and The Gettysburg Foundation. The book is also on display in college bookstores including George Washington University and Gettysburg College.

Smith is currently working on several magazine assignments, including a book review with American Heritage. He has written previously for George Washington University Magazine, National Journal, The New Republic, The Crisis, Moment, Washington Jewish Week and Crystal City Magazine.

David Bruce Smith Publications specializes in creating, designing, and writing limited-edition books on a variety of subjects: authors, historic figures, artists, and leaders. The Company has published nine books In Many Arenas, 13 Young Men, Tennessee, Three Miles From Providence, Conversations with Papa Charlie, Afternoon Tea with Mom, Letters to My Children, Building the Community and Continuum.

For more information about these books, as well as art prints by Clarice Smith, visit http://www.davidbrucesmith.com/.

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David Bruce Smith Publications specializes in creating, designing, and writing limited-edition books on a variety of subjects: authors, historic figures, artists and leaders. The company has published nine books.
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