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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Mary Pat Kelly  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Kelly was born and raised in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Mary Pat Kelly is the author of a novel ''Special Intentions'', and nonfiction on subjects as varied as Martin Scorcese and the rescue of Scott O'Grady from Bosnia. In her life, she has been everything from a nun to a documentary filmmaker to a producer of short films for ''Saturday Night Live''. She lives in New York. Her latest book, ''GALWAY BAY'', is a novel based on her own family's immigration story from Ireland to the US.

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) '''Publicist Information ''' Elly Weisenberg, Senior Publicist Grand Central Publishing Hachette Book Group 237 Park Ave. NY, NY 10017 ph 212-364-1570 fx 212-364-0941 []

Selected Titles At Your Library

"Good to go" :
ISBN: 1557504598. OCLC Number: 34410723

Naval Institute Press,. .

"So perfectly executed was the mission to rescue Capt. Scott O'Grady that it amazed even the men responsible. Just, five hours after radio contact was first made with Basher 52 - O'Grady's call sign - the Air Force captain was safely on board the USS Kearsarge. The downed F-16 fighter pilot's rescue from a Bosnian mountainside by Col. Martin Berndt's 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit electrified the nation in June 1995 and renewed many Americans' faith in the military. This book tells the story of the mission in the words of the men who commanded, planned, and carried it out." "To get the inside account, Mary Pat Kelly traveled throughout Europe to conduct more than one hundred interviews, visiting U.S. ships and bases and UN posts in Croatia and Bosnia where participants were stationed. Adm. Leighton W. Smith Jr., commander in chief of U.S. naval forces in Europe and head of NATO forces in the Southern European theater, provides the framework with his day-to-day commentary on the efforts to find Captain O'Grady and a nearly minute-by-minute record of the rescue itself. In concert with Lt. Gen. Michael E. Ryan, commander of U.S. and NATO air forces, the admiral reveals the decision-making process that led to the "Good to Go" order." "Readers then hear from the Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel (TRAP) team - the Navy and Marine Corps commanders, pilots, crew chiefs, and grunts who made it happen. Speaking for the Navy are Capt. Christopher Cole, skipper of the Kearsarge, Como. Jerome Schill, and their staffs, from the intelligence officers to the grapes who fueled the aircraft. Captain O'Grady puts his own experiences in the context of overall events."--Jacket.

Galway Bay
ISBN: 9780446595162. OCLC Number: 419357440

Grand Central Pub.,. .

In the bestselling tradition of Frank Delaney, Colleen McCullough, and Maeve Binchy comes a poignant historical family saga set against Ireland's Great Starvation and the building of Chicago.--Provided by the publisher.

Galway Bay /
ISBN: 0446579009. OCLC Number: 225870145

Grand Central Pub.,. .

"In the bestselling tradition of Frank Delaney, Colleen McCullough, and Maeve Binchy comes a poignant historical family saga set against Ireland's Great Starvation and the building of Chicago."--Provided by the publisher.

Good to go :
ISBN: 9781591141723. OCLC Number: 893017363

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Home away from home :
ISBN: 0862814758. OCLC Number: 32313123

Appletree Press,. .

Martin Scorsese :
ISBN: 156025470X. OCLC Number: 56364663

Thunder's Mouth Press ;. .

"In Martin Scorsese: A Journey, Mary Pat Kelly traces Scorsese's life and work through interviews with Scorsese, his family, and colleagues, providing a rare look at the process and inspiration behind the films of America's premier director."--Jacket.

Martin Scorsese, the first decade /
ISBN: 0913178675. OCLC Number: 7189340

Redgrave Pub. Co.,. .

Proudly we served :
ISBN: 1557504660. OCLC Number: 42639686

Naval Institute Press,. .

Proudly we served :
ISBN: 9781568394084. OCLC Number: 775679016

Janson Media,. .

This is the thrilling true story of the USS MASON (DE 529) and its crew, the only African-American sailors to take a U.S. Navy warship into battle during World War II. They challenged the segregation of the U.S. Military, fought the Nazi U-boats, and won. The film interweaves the personal stories of individual crew members with archival footage of the ship and crew produced by the Navy. As a result of the media attention created by this documentary and its companion book, the crew members of the USS Mason were finally awarded the Letters of Commendation which they were recommended for in 1944, but had not received for 50 years.

Special intentions /
ISBN: 1874597715. OCLC Number: 38427271

New Island Books,. .

A nun abandons the veil in protest of her order's racism. Sister Maura, a white teacher in an inner-city school in 1960s Chicago, comes into conflict with her superiors following a race riot.