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April 4-6, 2025

Word of South

Ronald Gruner

Ronald Gruner is the author of We The Presidents: How American Presidents Shaped the Last Century, which discusses a century of presidents from Warren G. Harding to Donald J. Trump, and how their presidencies have contributed to what America is today. A first-time author, Gruner wrote the non-partisan We The Presidents to help Americans better understand the historical context of today’s divisive issues. A former technology CEO, over his forty-year career Gruner founded and managed three successful companies. Raised in Ponca City, Oklahoma, Gruner moved to Boston, Massachusetts in 1969 where he spent his career. Since 2010, Gruner, and his wife Nancy, happily reside in sunny Naples, Florida. He’ll be appearing at Word of South as part of the panel of 2022 non-fiction Florida Book Award winners.