Boyd, Andrew (Kirk Henry) 1920-2003
BOYD, Andrew (Kirk Henry) 1920-2003
OBITUARY NOTICE—See index for CA sketch: Born June 21, 1920, in Bournemouth, England; died January 9, 2003. Journalist and author. For more than thirty years Boyd worked for the Economist as a foreign-affairs journalist, eschewing editorial positions to concentrate on his writing. His special interest was the early phase of the United Nations, as reflected in his books Atlantic Pact, Commonwealth, and United Nations and United Nations: Piety, Myth, and Truth. Boyd's overall expertise, however, encompassed a wide range of international affairs and events. He compiled "atlases" of information, replete with facts, maps, miscellaneous details, and his own analyses; among the most noteworthy of these is An Atlas of World Affairs, which evolved through ten editions between 1957 and 1998. Boyd was also noted for the wit and whimsy he injected into some of his writing, often published anonymously in the Economist. In that esteemed periodical he introduced such things as his proposal for a "universal declaration of human lefts" in defense of left-handed people like himself. Boyd's sense of humor also surfaced his more serious writings, such as his 1971 work Fifteen Men on a Powder Keg: A History of the U.N. Security Council.
OBITUARIES AND OTHER SOURCES:
Times (London, England), February 10, 2003, p. 28.
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