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Cerami, Charles A.

CERAMI, Charles A.

PERSONAL:

Male. Education: Georgetown University, graduated 1942.

ADDRESSES:

Home—4201 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC, 20016-4725. Agent—c/o Author Mail, Sourcebooks, 1935 Brookdale Road, Suite 139, Naperville, IL 60563.

CAREER:

Economist. Kiplinger Washington Publications, Washington, DC, former editor.

WRITINGS:

Successful Leadership in Business, Prentice-Hall (New York, NY), 1955.

How to Solve Management Problems, Prentice-Hall (Englewood Cliffs, NJ), 1957.

Stop Hiding from Success, Prentice-Hall (Englewood Cliffs, NJ), 1958.

Crisis, the Loss of Europe, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (New York, NY), 1975.

More Profit, Less Risk: Your New Financial Strategy, McGraw-Hill (New York, NY), 1982.

(Editor) A Marshall Plan for the 1990s: An International Roundtable on World Economic Development, Praeger (New York, NY), 1989.

Real Estate for Profit: New Trends & Strategies for the '90s, Institute of Business Management (New York, NY), 1990.

Benjamin Banneker: Surveyor, Astronomer, Publisher, Patriot, J. Wiley (New York, NY), 2002.

Jefferson's Great Gamble: The Remarkable Story of Jefferson, Napoleon, and the Men Behind the Louisiana Purchase, Sourcebooks (Naperville, IL), 2003.

Contributor of articles to periodicals, including Atlantic Monthly, New York Times, Playboy, Foreign Policy, Spectator, and Swiss Review of World Affairs.

SIDELIGHTS:

Charles A. Cerami is an economist and former editor at Kiplinger Washington Publications.

He served as the editor of A Marshall Plan for the 1990s: An International Roundtable on World Economic Development. The book includes twenty-one essays from various contributors, each describing a plan that would help the unemployment problem in the world.

In Benjamin Banneker: Surveyor, Astronomer, Publisher, Patriot, Cerami provides a biography of Benjamin Banneker, who is best known for being the surveyor of the city that eventually became known as Washington, D.C. Cerami notes that Banneker would have been more well-known, but because he was a black man, his accomplishments were kept from the public by Thomas Jefferson and other early leaders. Sky and Telescope contributor Gregg Dinderman noted, "Cerami's biography of Banneker is a heartfelt attempt to reconsider this amazing man."

In Jefferson's Great Gamble: The Remarkable Story of Jefferson, Napoleon, and the Men Behind the Louisiana Purchase, Cerami retells the why and how of the Louisiana Purchase. He focuses on the main players in the transaction, including Jefferson and Napoleon, but also discusses the involvement of less famous individuals, including Robert Livingston, Louis-Andre Pichon, and others. Booklist contributor Gilbert Taylor commented that "history buffs will find satisfying new nuggets in Cerami's synthesis."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

America, April 26, 1975, Vincent S. Kearney, review of Crisis, the Loss of Europe, pp. 327-328.

Booklist, March 1, 2003, Gilbert Taylor, review of Jefferson's Great Gamble: The Remarkable Story of Jefferson, Napoleon, and the Men Behind the Louisiana Purchase, p. 1137.

Campaigns & Elections, June, 2003, review of Jefferson's Great Gamble, p. 14.

Choice, October, 1989, G.T. Potter, review of A Marshall Plan for the 1990s: An International Roundtable on World Economic Development, p. 360; December, 1991, George T. Potter, review of A Marshall Plan for the 1990s, p. 556.

Journal of Economic Literature, March, 1990, review of A Marshall Plan for the 1990s, p. 158.

Kirkus Reviews, September 1, 1982, review of More Profit, Less Risk: Your New Financial Strategy, p. 1029.

Library Journal, February 15, 1975, Jean Deuss, review of Crisis, the Loss of Europe, p. 381; November 1, 1982, Joseph Barth, review of More Profit, Less Risk, pp. 2092-2093; May 1, 2003, Michael F. Russo, review of Jefferson's Great Gamble, p. 14.

New York Times, October 17, 1982, Karen Arenson, review of More Profit, Less Risk, p. 18.

Publishers Weekly, January 27, 2003, review of Jefferson's Great Gamble, p. 245.

Reference & Research Book News, May, 2002, review of Benjamin Banneker: Surveyor, Astronomer, Publisher, Patriot, p. 219.

Sky and Telescope, January, 2003, Gregg Dinderman, review of Benjamin Banneker, pp. 68-69.

Times Literary Supplement, May 31, 2002, Adam I.P. Smith, review of Benjamin Banneker, p. 30.

ONLINE

Nathaniel Turner,http://www.nathanielturner.com/ (February 13, 2004), Winfield Swanson, "Foiling the Arsonists."

Sourcebooks,http://www.sourcebooks.com/ (October 24, 2003), review of Jefferson's Great Gamble.

Wiley Canada,http://www.wileycanada.com/ (October 24, 2003), review of Benjamin Banneker.*

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