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Mary Pat Kelly

Born: in Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Kelly was born and raised in Chicago.

Biography: 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.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction; Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Mary Pat Kelly on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

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

Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Md. : ©1996.

"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: 419357440

Grand Central Pub., New York, NY : 2009.

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: 225870145

Grand Central Pub., New York : 2009.

"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: 893017363

Home away from home :
ISBN: 0862814758 OCLC: 32313123

Appletree Press, Belfast : 1994.

Martin Scorsese :
ISBN: 156025470X OCLC: 56364663

Thunder's Mouth Press ; New York : ©2004.

"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: 7189340

Redgrave Pub. Co., Pleasantville, N.Y. : ©1980.

  Proudly we served :
ISBN: 9781568394084 OCLC: 775679016

Janson Media, [United States] : 2011.

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.

Proudly we served :
ISBN: 1557504660 OCLC: 42639686

Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Md. : ©1999.

Special intentions /
ISBN: 1874597715 OCLC: 38427271

New Island Books, Dublin : 1997.

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.