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Ronald A. Reis

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I have been writing professionally for 30 years. I started with college textbooks in my field of electronics. I then moved on to books on careers. For the past ten years I have written non-fiction books for kids and young adults, on subjects as varied as "African Americans and the Civil War" to "Christoper Columbus and the Age of Exploration for Kids." My newest book, "The US Congress for Kids: Over 200 Years of Lawmaking, Deal-Breaking, and Compromising," to be published by the Chicago Review Press, will be out in November. All the best.


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Ronald A. Reis In all humility, I have never had it. I think it happens more in fiction writing than in non-fiction, where you are working from an outline.
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“From the Introduction to Christopher Columbus and the Age of Exploration for Kids:


In 1892, with the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the West Indies, the world rushed to celebrate—or at least the United States did. In America, the glorifying of the Discoverer took its most lofty form in the Columbian Exposition, held in Chicago. In a nation with 63 million people, the fair attracted 24 million visitors. It cost as much to put on the extravaganza as it would to build the Panama Canal more than a decade later. The Columbian Exposition had but one purpose: to celebrate America’s magnificence—a result of Columbus’s brave and daring initial voyage, its surprising revelation, and its marvelous impact on world history. Clearly, in 1892, Christopher Columbus held center stage.
Not so a hundred years later, in 1992, when the 500th, anniversary of the Discovery rolled around. No longer, it was said, should Columbus’s achievement be considered an unmixed blessing. Nor should the man, himself, be viewed with uncritical reverence. Columbus, many historians were now willing to concede, had numerous character flaws that resulted in misadventures and moral failure. The Admiral was seen as the first of many Europeans, who, in coming to the New World, would ravage the land, plunder its wealth, and eventually introduce African slavery. There was no Columbian Exposition in 1992. In the United States, Columbus was hardly mentioned at all.
Christopher Columbus is possibly the most researched and written about individual in history. That is not surprising. No matter what one may think of Columbus, hero, heel, or both, the significance of what he did, however interpreted, is monumental. Christopher Columbus changed the world. For that, the Admiral of the Ocean Sea deserves to be known and explored. What follows, hopefully, will be your own act of discovery.”
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