Eric P. Kelly

Eric P. Kelly

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Eric Philbrook Kelly (16 March 1884-3 January 1960) was an American journalist, academic and author of books for young readers, whose book, The Trumpeter of Krakow, won the Newbery Medal for children's literature in 1929. He was a professor of English at Dartmouth College and a lecturer at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Kelly was born in 1884 in Amesbury, Massachusetts. While a student at Dartmouth College (BA, 1906), Kelly was a member of the French club. After "ten colorless, uneventful, and discouraging years working on newspapers," Kelly volunteered in 1918 to work with the French 'Foyer de Soldat' in Quentin, France. He found himself in charge of athletics and entertainment for 2,000 Polish soldiers in Haller's Army. In May 1919, Kelly was shipped across Germany to the newly-recognised state of Poland in closed boxcars along with the Polish troops. His new base was established in the old Napoleonic fortress of Modlin, near Warsaw.show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 127g
  • Fec Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134902152
  • 9786134902151