with Frank Piatek
Hometown: New Castle, Pa.
Occupation: Attorney for Neighborhood Legal Services in New Castle for the past 27 years.
Education: Law degree from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh; undergraduate degree in history from Geneva College, Beaver Falls, Pa.
Hobbies: Civil War re-enactor; past president of the Mahoning Valley Civil War Roundtable in Youngstown.
Family: Wife, Mary; sons, David, 20, and Michael, 17.
Last Book Read: He reads three or four books at a time, partly for his role as book reviewer for The Civil War News. He is now reading "Bound to be a Soldier," edited by Jedediah Mannis and Galen R. Wilson. He has a collection of more than 1,500 books.