On September 25, 2009, Ron was interviewed by Prof. Gerry Prokopowicz, a history professor at East Carolina University and civil war expert in his own right, host of a weekly show on Civil War Talk Radio. The topic was the background behind Ron's book Thomas Ewing Jr.: Frontier Lawyer and Civil War General, by the University of Missouri Press.
Presentation at KC Library
Ron presented a lecture at the Kansas City, Missouri Public Library on his book Thomas Ewing Jr.: Frontier Lawyer and Civil War General. Smith takes readers back to Bleeding Kansas, with its border ruffians and land speculators, to show how Thomas Ewing Jr. and his family played pivotal roles in the history of Kansas, Missouri, and the nation.