Tom has written three books: Ben Franklin's Philadelphia (2005). Pennsylvania Civil War Trails (2007), and the upcoming Searching for George Gordon Meade: The Forgottten Victor of Gettysburg (2013). All three are published by Stackpole Books.
Tom served as Magazine Editor of Air & Space for ten years and also edited Historic Traveler and American History magazines for Cowles, which was acquired by Primedia. He also was editor/publisher of HistoricTraveler.com, a combination print insert/website.
Tom earned a Bachelor of Arts in Cinema, History and Criticism at University of Southern California.