I have worked as a professor of mechanical engineering at five universities in Canada. I am pleased to recall that my students always found me approachable and that the atmosphere in my classes was friendly and conducive to critical thinking. After retirement my colleagues thought well of me and I was given the title “Distinguished Professor Emeritus”. I maintain my office and my laboratory and I am currently working on the second edition of my latest technical book.
I am a member of the local Masters Swimming Club and a longtime competitive swimmer. In 2012 I became the Ontario (Canada) champion in the 100 and 400 metre freestyle in my age group.
In addition to swimming, I enjoy listening to music; my favourites are the Verdi’s operas, Il Trovatore and Rigoletto. I read a lot and my favourite authors include Le Carré, Deverell, Turow, Robertson Davies and Michael Connelly. While I am slim, I eat a lot, and my favourite foods include eggs benedict, grilled Dover sole, thin-crust pizza and penne arrabiata.
My wife and I travel quite a bit. My favourite countries are Hungary – where I was born – and Italy. Their food, coffee, museums and music are unmatched. Of course, I am a coffee-addict. As well, I am an Einstein look-alike.
I consider myself the luckiest of men. I married an excellent lady a long time ago. We have a superb daughter, son-in-law and a granddaughter who are a source of pride for us.
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Description: “Murder in Steel” describes the adventures of Professor Lederer who arrives as a tourist in Budapest in 2002, the city where he grew up. On arrival he is brutally arrested. The accusation: that as a young employee at a steel mill in 1956, he caused...
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