Dennis Gaffney

Albany, New York-based freelance journalist Dennis Gaffney has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Reader's Digest, among other publications, and is the author of three books. For fun, he plays basketball, ukulele, and local politics—winning the William Meredith Library Advocate of the Year Award for his grassroots activism.

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Freelance journalist Dennis Gaffney is based in Albany, New York, who has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, Reader's Digest, The History Channel Magazine, and The Nation, in addition to the History News Network and American Experience websites. He has written a book about the Civil War and another about the US presidents for The Seven-Day Scholar series, published by Hyperion. His first book, Teachers United, chronicled the modern day teachers’ movement. For fun, he plays basketball, ukulele, and local politics, where he served as president of the board for the Albany Public Library during the rebuilding of five urban libraries and won the William Meredith Library Advocate of the Year Award for his grassroots activism.