Rob Zaleski and David Couper

On the left is retired journalist Rob Zeleski and on the right is the cover of his new book on David CouperDavid Couper

Madison journalist Rob Zaleski estimates he interviewed more than 5,000 people in his lengthy career writing for newspapers, including more than two decades at The Capital Times.

Three stood out: former Marquette basketball coach Al McGuire; progressive attorney and politico Ed Garvey; and police chief turned priest David Couper.