Ken Salter is a professor emeritus in Communication Studies at San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, where he taught critical thinking and persuasive writing courses and directed pre-legal studies. He is also an international attorney specialized in international real estate and mining. He directed a placer gold mining company for 15 years based in Mexico and Chile. He is author of several books about famous legal trials, including the Trial of Dan White, who killed San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone. He and his French wife live in Berkeley, CA and in the Auvergne, France.