Books by Dennis Smith

Dennis Smith, a former New York City firefighter, is the founding editor of Firehouse Magazine and the bestselling author of eleven books, including Report from Ground Zero, Report from Engine Co. 82, and A Song for Mary. He is currently chairman of First


NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A stirring tapestry of real-life heroes."
The 10th anniversary of 9/11 is memorialized through 25 heartrending accounts of loss and resilience. Read full book review >
BRASSY THE FIRE ENGINE SAVES THE CITY by Dennis Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Brassy will gladden hearts with his enduring loyalty and pluck. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Brassy's is a story reminiscent of Little Toot and The Little Engine that Could. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 26, 2005

"A secondary but readable adjunct to Philip Fradkin's broader-ranging Great Earthquake and Firestorms of 1906 (not reviewed)."
Shake, rattle and roar: Firefighter-writer Smith (A Song for Mary, 1999, etc.) chronicles the conflagration that followed the great San Francisco quake. Read full book review >
A SONG FOR MARY by Dennis Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 25, 1999

"Like Pete Hamil in A Drinking Life, Smith has written an absorbing memoir that vividly re-creates the pains and joys of an impoverished Irish-American boyhood. (Book-of-the-Month Club alternate selection; author tour)"
A richly detailed, lovingly told memoir of the author's tempestuous 1950s boyhood in an Irish-Italian neighborhood of New York City. Read full book review >