More About the Author
Ron Arnold (1937- ) has written more than 300 magazine articles, numerous book chapters, and is the author of eight books and editor of ten books. He was born in Houston, Texas, adopted and raised by his grandparents, grew up in San Antonio, Texas, and began his work career as a technical writer and illustrator for Boeing in Seattle in 1961. He founded his own photojournalism company, Northwoods Studio, in 1971, freelancing for outdoor and natural resource industry magazines, where be became known as a friend of loggers, miners, oilmen, ranchers and others whose lives were impacted by environmentalist activism. Between 1976 and 1981, Arnold was a contributing editor of Western Conservation Journal and Logging Management Journal, where his 1979 magazine series, "The Environmental Battle", won the American Business Press 1980 Editorial Achievement Award. In 1981, Arnold was commissioned to write the authorized biography of President Ronald Reagan's Interior Secretary, James G. Watt. His growing political expertise brought an invitation to direct the Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise in 1984, where he remains Executive Vice President. He subsequently founded the Free Enterprise Press to give a voice to writers on politically incorrect themes and edited ten of the Press's books. In 1988 he founded the Wise Use Movement to advocate for property rights and resource workers. His own highly acclaimed books on politics and the environment were distributed by Merril Press, which quickly became his publisher. His "EcoTerror" was included in the "100 Best Nonfiction Books of the 20th Century" Random House / Modern Library Reader's List. Ron's "Undue Influence" spurred a congressional hearing, which resulted in a House Committee investigation of environmental group unethical activity. He is listed in Who's Who in America, and currently writes a weekly political column for the Washington Examiner. He is developing an ebook-only publishing house to mentor new writers and showcase the successful.