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Gibbs Smith Publisher



Gibbs M. Smith always wanted to be a history professor. But while in pursuit of his master's degree, Smith wrote a dissertation on Joe Hill-American labor martyr, proletarian folk hero, and songwriter-that profoundly changed his life. After the book was published by the University of Utah press and made into a movie, Gibbs started entertaining the idea of starting his own publishing company. While riding a cable car in San Francisco and contemplating this venture, he wrote Alfred Knopf a letter. "In my view, he was the greatest publisher in America," reflects Smith. Knopf wrote back with words of encouragement; later they spoke over the phone. Gibbs now had the inspiration needed to embark upon this extraordinary entrepreneurial adventure. In 1969, Gibbs and his wife, Catherine, started the company known today as Gibbs Smith, Publisher. With $12,000 in cash earned from the Smiths' work on the movie Joe Hill, the company published four initial books, which would be used as supplementary texts in college history classes. The first few years were tough, as Gibbs and his wife, Cathy, ran the company out of their studio apartment in Santa Barbara.
Books By Gibbs Smith Publisher
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This section contains 139 books
28 Truths from the Book of Mormon
28 Truths from the Book of Mormon


US$ 36.99
Fairies Cookbook
Fairies Cookbook


US$ 14.99
The Night Before Christmas in Paris
The Night Before Christmas in Paris


US$ 14.99
The Night Before Christmas in Texas
The Night Before Christmas in Texas


US$ 14.99
The Night Before Christmas in New York
The Night Before Christmas in New York


US$ 14.99
Chloe the Clumsy Fairy
Chloe the Clumsy Fairy


US$ 14.99
Everyday Raw Gourmet
Everyday Raw Gourmet


US$ 19.99
Slow Cooking for Two
Slow Cooking for Two


US$ 18.99
Zombie Catcher's Handbook
Zombie Catcher's Handbook


US$ 18.99
Fall Walk
Fall Walk


US$ 14.99
The Big Book of Superheroes
The Big Book of Superheroes


US$ 24.99
So Jane
So Jane


US$ 21.99
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