“Abigail & John” available at
Supreme Court Historical Society
David Bruce Smith’s historical book for children, Abigail & John—with illustrations by Clarice Smith–is featured at the Supreme Court Historical Society.
Martha Meehan Cohen, Director of Advancement of the Supreme Court Historical Society, interviewed Smith about the book, and discussed Adams’ uneasy alliance with George Washington, but their mentoring of John Marshall, propelled him to Chief Justice–and durable greatness. Listen to the podcast.
The book 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. Exploring the historical significance of a partnership that spanned over five decades, the book details the love they shared for each other and the country. From carefree childhoods to years of war, to the births of their children, and the beginning of a new nation, Abigail & John looks into the unique roles the Adams’s played in the formation of America, and contributions and sacrifices they made for the young country.
From David Bruce Smith, author of American Hero: John Marshall, Chief Justice of the United States, and his mother, artist Clarice Smith, comes this compelling and insightful, historical biography about Abigail & John Adams, one of America’s most beloved couples; with original illustrations.