New memoir by Herbert Smith to be featured at AARP Life@50+ expo

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‘In My Lifetime’ traces family, US history as author recalls it

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Author and retired police captain Herbert Smith recreates the most vivid and poignant memories from his life, beginning with his childhood and continuing through his successful career as a police officer, in his new memoir, “In My Lifetime: Early life and career of Police Captain Herbert Smith” (published by iUniverse). Smith’s book will be featured at the 2015 AARP Life@50+ Coast-to-Coast book gallery from May 14-16.

Born into a share-cropping family in Louisiana, Smith was the eighth child of nine and the first person in his family to graduate from high school. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy after graduation and served briefly in the Korean War before being honorably discharged.

Smith then chose to pursue a career in law enforcement. He aced his civil service test and excelled as a patrol officer, confronting, disarming and arresting many dangerous criminals. Through hard work and determination, Smith advanced all the way up the ranks, finally obtaining his position as captain, before retiring from the force after 28 years of service.

Smith’s goal for the book is to create a living legacy for future generations. He aims to provide an insider’s look at life on the force as well as entertain readers with amusing anecdotes from his personal and professional life.

“In My Lifetime”
By Herbert Smith
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 330 pages | ISBN 9781491736357
E-Book | 330 pages | ISBN 9781491736364
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Herbert Smith was born in Harrisonburg, Louisiana. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, and then applied to the police academy in Pasadena, Texas. He spent 28 years on the force before joining an insurance and investment company where he became regional vice president. He is now fully retired and serves as a deacon in his church.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, LLC, self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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