Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures Roy C.
Caldwell has written a novel, The Springfield Story, published in
April 2008 by Authorhouse. It is described as "a short satirical novel, loosely inspired by the first chapters of Candide."
Caldwell states the book "tells the story of an American high school which decides to make its small contribution to the counter-terrorist efforts organized by the big boys in Washington. The principal of Springfield High, legendary ex-football coach Stonewall Johnson, determines that his institution, 'best of all possible high schools,' must be a target for the next round of terrorist attacks. He responds by arming the football players with automatic weapons, and ordering regular sweeps of school property."
A "free preview" of the book is available online.
Caldwell teaches French at St. Lawrence. He is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Instititute, with a
master's degree and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Posted: July 24, 2008