Peter Albrecht, 59, is known in Troy as Peter The Carpenter. This is partially because people in town have the anachronistic tendency to call folks by their first name and their trade. It's also because there are a lot of city denizens with the same first name (esp. Peter, Nick, Tom and Dave). But mostly it's because Albrecht is the carpenter who built many of the "third places" in Troy, where residents and visitors relax and come alive when they are not at work and not at home.
Peter Golden is best-known for his interviews with Cold War-era world leaders, including Presidents Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and Bush (41); Secretaries of State Kissinger, Haig, and Shultz; Israeli Prime Ministers Shamir, Peres, and Rabin; and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev. Now the historian and journalist is exploring the changing role of women during the Cold War with his first novel, "Comeback Love."