Richard Pelto

​Richard Pelto (3 B.A.s and a Masters from University of Washington) has been a reporter for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, wire editor of the Aberdeen Daily World, and reporter with the Wenatchee Daily World. In 1966-67 he edited the Neighborhood House social-service agency newspaper. He also was co-editor of the Naval station newspaper he was assigned to in El Centro, California. He has also been a high school and community college English teacher. While on the executive board of the Washington Federation of Teachers, he edited the Washington State AFT newspaper. He wrote his Master’s thesis on the role of the press in the creation of the Washington State House Un-American Activities Committee (known as the Canwell Committee). He is now the proud father of two sons and five grandchildren, and lives in Kenmore, Wa.
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Books by Richard Pelto

Cold War Roots

Author: Richard Pelto
Published: October 3, 2013
ISBN:
Pages: 191
Size: eBook
Type: Kindle eBook
Price: $2.99
Categories: Fiction: Historical

A novel based on the lives of Lane Summers, a prominent Seattle attorney, and his son Thane, who became a leader in the Communist Party. The opposing ideas of this father and son reflect the divided ideals of America during the 1930s and have relevance today.Read More

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Cold War Ironies: A Sequel to Cold War Roots

Author: Richard Pelto
Published: April 16, 2014
ISBN:
Pages: 215
Size: eBook
Type: Kindle eBook
Price: $2.99
Categories: Fiction: Historical

The sequel to Cold War Roots, this historical novel explores what led up to and happened during the Canwell hearings, which investigated communism on the University of Washington campus.Read More

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