Kelly, Daniel 1938-
KELLY, Daniel 1938-
PERSONAL: Born January 7, 1938, in Montclair, NJ; son of Daniel M. (a bond underwriter) and Helen K. (a homemaker) Kelly; married October 15, 1966; wife's name, Wendy Anne (a homemaker); children: Nicholas. Ethnicity: "Irish, English, Dutch." Education: Yale University, B.A., 1959; University of Wisconsin, M.A., 1960, Ph.D., 1964. Politics: "Conservative independent." Religion: Roman Catholic. Hobbies and other interests: Foreign languages and literatures, travel.
CAREER: York College of the City University of New York, Queens, associate professor, 1967-96; writer.
MEMBER: National Association of Scholars.
AWARDS, HONORS: Fulbright scholar, 1962-63; grant from Research Institute of the City University of New York, 1991.
James Burnham and the Struggle for the World: ALife, ISI Books (Wilmington, DE), 2002.
SIDELIGHTS: Daniel Kelly told CA: "Writing is a means of seizing and communicating reality, of getting things straight. Biography is a particularly attractive way of doing this because it focuses on the particular and concrete, and so brings both reader and writer into contact with reality at its most palpable."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Commentary, October, 2002, Joshua Muravchik, review of James Burnham and the Struggle for the World: A Life, p. 85.
First Things, November, 2002, review of James Burnham and the Struggle for the World, p. 64.