Todd DePastino

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Todd DePastino
Born Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States United States
Occupation Author, History professor
Genre Historical
Website
http://depastino.com/

Todd DePastino (born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States) is an author and history professor.

Biography[edit]

Personal life[edit]

DePastino and his wife Stephanie live in Pittsburgh with their two children.[1]

Education[edit]

Mt. Lebanon High School in Pittsburgh; BA in History and Philosophy from Boston College; MA and Ph.D. in American History from Yale University.

Academic career[edit]

DePastino teaches at Penn State Beaver.[2]

Writing career[edit]

With the birth of his first daughter in 1996, DePastino became a stay-at-home dad, teaching in the evenings at Penn State Beaver and Waynesburg College while finishing his Ph.D. He then revised his dissertation on the history of homelessness into a book, for which he won a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship. The result was Citizen Hobo: How a Century of Homelessness Shaped America (2003).

After editing, annotating, and introducing the lost classic, The Road by Jack London, DePastino plunged into his Bill Mauldin research. Bill Mauldin: A Life Up Front (2008) received strong reviews, was an Eisner Award finalist, and won the Sperber Prize for the best biography of a major media figure.[3] His award-winning double-volume collection of Mauldin's World War II cartoons, Willie & Joe: The WWII Years (2008) was followed in 2011 by Willie & Joe: Back Home, which covers 1945-1946.

Commissioned in Battle: A Combat Infantryman in the Pacific, co-authored by Jay Gruenfled, was released by Hellgate Press in early 2012.

Other work[edit]

DePastino is the director of the Pittsburgh-based Veterans Breakfast Club.[2][4]

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