D'Amelio, Dan 1927–
D'Amelio, Dan 1927–
(Dan A. D'Amelio)
PERSONAL: Born December 5, 1927, in Accadia, Italy; immigrated to the United States, 1929; naturalized U.S. citizen; son of Frank (an artist in cast figures) and Nina (Potenza) D'Amelio; married Fanny Di Frenza, November 18, 1956; children: Frank, Dan, Nina, Teresa. Ethnicity: "Italian." Education: New York University, B.S., 1953, graduate studies, 1958–1961.
ADDRESSES: Home and office—12151 Fremont St., No. 54, Yucaipa, CA 92399. E-mail—[email protected]
CAREER: Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc., New York, NY, member of editorial staff for CBS-TV News, 1956–58; high school English teacher in East Islip, NY, 1958–59; teacher of severely mentally retarded children in Brentwood, NY, 1959–64; North Shore News Syndicate, Smithtown, NY, rewrite desk, 1964–68; American Education Publications, Middletown, CT, staff writer, 1969–74; reporter and editor for Connecticut newspapers, 1974–80; Potenz Editorial, CT, managing editor, 1981–92. Military service: U.S. Army, 1946–47; served in Italy.
(With John Mulligan) Experiences in Journalism, Lyons & Carnahan (Chicago, IL), 1966.
Taller than Bandai Mountain: The Story of Hideyo Noguchi, illustrated by Fred Banbery, Viking (New York, NY), 1968.
Severely Retarded Children: Wider Horizons, C.E. Merrill (Columbus, OH), 1971.
Silvabamba (juvenile), Fearon-Pitman Publishers (Chicago, IL), 1977.
Americans, Then and Now, Scott, Foresman & Co. (Glenview, IL), 1979.
Contributor to history journals.
SIDELIGHTS: Dan D'Amelio once told CA: "Writing has been often described as lonely work; I have not found it so. I am apt to feel lonely when I am not writing."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Booklist, February 15, 1973, review of Taller than Bandai Mountain: The Story of Hideyo Noguchi, p. 552; October 15, 1978, review of Silvabamba, p. 357.
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, October, 1968, review of Taller than Bandai Mountain, p. 24.
Choice, January, 1972, review of Severely Retarded Children: Wider Horizons, p. 1494.
Kirkus Reviews, April 15, 1968, review of Taller than Bandai Mountain, p. 462.
Library Journal, June 15, 1968, review of Taller than Bandai Mountain, p. 2538.
New York Times Book Review, May 19, 1968, review of Taller than Bandai Mountain, p. 26.
Saturday Review, August 24, 1968, review of Taller than Bandai Mountain, p. 43.
Social Education, May, 1969, review of Taller than Bandai Mountain, p. 561.
Washington Post Book World, September 22, 1968, review of Taller than Bandai Mountain, p. 16.