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From telling the stories of dozens of World War II veterans to exposing problems in the criminal justice system, Cody McDevitt has written and reported on a range of topics. His first book, Pittsburgh Drinks: A History of Cocktails, Nightlife and Bartending Tradition, was met with critical acclaim within the city’s journalistic establishment. His second book, Banished from Johnstown: Racist Backlash in Pennsylvania, grew out of the nationally-followed Rosedale Oral History Project, a concerted effort to track down descendants of people who were forced out of any community based on race, religion or on any other identifying characteristic. He has the pleasure of working for a small newspaper outside of Pittsburgh called the Somerset Daily American.