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UW-Madison's Smith publishes new book, 'Once Upon A Christmas'

December 15, 2016

UW-Madison alumnus and Professor Emeritus Richard J. Smith is the author of a new book, "Once Upon A Christmas.”

Cover of Smith's new bookSmith spent nearly three decades working with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, retiring in 1990. He also is an alumnus of the School of Education, having earned a master's in education speech in 1962 and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction in 1967.

Smith’s book tells 11 stories drawn from his life; from his childhood in a small town in Wisconsin, to his career working as an educator, to his retirement. 

“My stories are intended to activate our memories, provoke thought and elicit a smile, a frown, a laugh or a tear,” said Smith.

Smith’s book is published by Koehler Books and is available in the United States from Amazon and Barnes and Noble as a hardcover, paperback or e-book. It is also available from Books-A-Million in paperback.