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Edward J. Renehan Jr.  

Publishing Entrepreneur, Author of "Dark Genius of Wall Street"

Managing Director of New Street Communications Ed Renehan has a 33-year track record of editorial product/content development for such organizations as Random House, Springer-Verlag, Osborne/McGraw Hill and Simon & Schuster. Ed's consulting clients have included Book of the Month Club, Facts-on-File, Chelsea House and the publications division of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Ed has written for The Wall Street Journal, The San Francisco Chronicle and Hearst's Veranda, and is the author of 18 nonfiction books (plus ghostwriter on still more) published by such imprints as Oxford University Press, Crown, Doubleday, and Basic/Perseus.

After holding positions at St. Martin's Press, Wiley, Churchill-Livingstone and Marcel Dekker, Ed served seven years as Director of Computer Publishing Programs for the Book Clubs Division of Macmillan (later Newbridge, at that time a division of K-III, now called PriMedia).

Renehan grew up on Long Island and at aged 13 began learning the guitar.[3] He studied blues guitar with the Reverend Gary Davis in New York as a teenager.[5] By 20, he was playing and recording with folksingers Pete Seeger and Don McLean, among others.[1][3] In his early twenties he performed with Happy Traum, Artie Traum and others at various venues and folk festivals in the North East.[5]

Renehan worked for several New York publishing companies, focusing on the developing domain of digital publishing, including e-publishing and print-on-demand (POD) technologies. From 1994, he worked as a consultant and author, including writing books on the Kennedys, Jay Gould, Cornelius Vanderbilt and John Burroughs, as well as best-selling books about computers and computing.

He has bipolar disorder.

Renehan is married, has two children, and lives in Rhode Island. He has served on several nonprofit boards, including the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater and that of the Southern Rhode Island Conservation District, and is active in the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the National Depressive and Manic Depressive Association.


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