Long, Cathryn J. 1946-

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LONG, Cathryn J. 1946-

PERSONAL: Born January 12, 1946, in Oakland, CA; daughter of Thomas W. (an educational administrator) and Erna (a teacher; maiden name, Dixon) Long; married Don Bogen (a poet and professor), September 5, 1976; children: Anna, Theodore. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: University of California—Berkeley, B.A., 1968, graduate study, 1968-76. Hobbies and other interests: Music (amateur chamber music performer), local history, travel.

ADDRESSES: Home—362 Terrace Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45220. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER: Freelance writer, 1976—; University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, writer and educational consultant for Center for the Electronic Reconstruction of Historical and Archaeological Sites, 1996—. Curriculum Design for Tomorrow's World, Inc., associate, 1982—; creator of "The Riverboat Age" (billboard display for Tallstacks festivals), City of Cincinnati, 1988, 1991, and 1995. "U-Kids" (cooperative infant care center at University of Cincinnati), cofounder, 1981-82; volunteer tutor for local public school system.


(With Rudy Tretten) The Future of American Government: What Will It Be?, Allyn & Bacon (Boston, MA), 1978.

(With David C. King) Themes for Teaching U.S. History: Conflict and Change, Global Perspectives in Education (New York, NY), 1979.

(With Rudie W. Tretten and Margaret S. Branson) Work in Tomorrow's World, Global Perspectives in Education (New York, NY), 1979.

Out on the Town with Taft (children's play), performed in Cincinnati, OH, at Cincinnati Public Library, 1983.

(With Mary Jane Turner, John S. Bowes, and Elizabeth J. Lott) Civics: Citizens in Action, Merrill Publishing, 1986, revised edition, 1990.

The Middle East in Search of Peace, Millbrook Press (Brookfield, CT), 1994, revised edition, 1996.

Ohio: Past and Present, Graphic Learning/Abrams 1995.

Crossword America: American History 1776 to 1990, Lowell House Juvenile (Los Angeles, CA), 1998.

Crossword America: The Fifty States, illustrated by Larry Nolte, Lowell House Juvenile (Los Angeles, CA), 1999.

Crossword America: The Presidents, illustrated by Larry Nolte, Lowell House Juvenile (Los Angeles, CA), 1999.

The Cherokee, Lucent Books (San Diego, CA), 2000.

Ancient America, Lucent Books (San Diego, CA), 2002.

Westward Expansion, Kidhaven Press (San Diego, CA), 2003.

The Agricultural Revolution, Lucent Books (San Diego, CA), 2004.

Contributor to books, including The World: Lands and Peoples, by Lynn S. Parisi, Graphics Learning/Abrams, 1992; author of curriculum material on global affairs for Global Perspectives in Education, 1975-79. Author (with David C. King) of the booklets "A Teacher's Guide to Great Decisions, 1981" and "A Teacher's Guide to Great Decisions, 1982," for Foreign Policy Association (New York, NY).

SIDELIGHTS: Cathryn J. Long once commented: "I use my literary training to try to make nonfiction as exciting as fiction. It is, of course, but many historians and fact collectors tell only dull tales."



Booklist, October 15, 1994, p. 422.

Curriculum Review, March 1995, p. 12.

Horn Book Guide, spring 1995, p. 160; spring, 1997, review of The Middle East in Search of Peace, p. 167.

School Library Journal, August 1994, p. 164; January, 1997, review of The Middle East in Search of Peace, p. 130.

Voice of Youth Advocates, June, 2001, Kevin Beach, review of The Cherokee.