About the Author
PAUL DIMOND grew up in Ann Arbor with one foot between Town and Gown and the other in Glen Arbor exploring northern Michigan’s Sleeping Bear Dunes. At Amherst College he majored in history researching original sources. He returned to Michigan Law School where he began his study of the Civil War Amendments.
In the 1970s Paul helped try several cases to secure the right to education for all kids no matter how disabled and four landmark race cases that challenged a divided Supreme Court. In the 1980s he continued to study the Fourteenth Amendment, the proper role of judicial review and the dynamics of metropolitan areas. All culminated in his service as Special Assistant to President Clinton for Economic Policy in the 1990s. Safely back in his two Arbors, he chaired a national real estate firm, practiced law and now serves as a trustee or advisor for many organizations to help Michigan reclaim its destiny as the heart of the Great Lakes and a thriving home for fresh water and fresh ideas.
Paul is the author of numerous articles and three books on policy, law and history, including Beyond Busing, winner of the Ralph J. Bunche Book of the Year Award (1986), with a new afterword for a 20th anniversary reprinting in paperback. Dissatisfied with any of the endings, he turned to fiction. His first novel, North Coast Almanac for “tweeners” was published in 2012. Upcoming works include a political thriller, Succession at the White House, and a journey love story, Widower’s Song.
After nearly a decade of research and drafting, his historical novel, The Belle of Two Arbors, 1913-1953, was published in March 2017 for all to read.