Jack Kelly


Jack Kelly is a public scholar, a historian and a novelist who has always written about his passions. “The Edge of Anarchy,” his latest book, recounts the greatest uprising of working people in U.S. history. Jack drew on his childhood along the Erie Canal for “Heaven’s Ditch.” His nonfiction book about the Revolutionary War, “Band of Giants,” won the DAR History Medal. Jack’s reader-friendly books are filled with I-didn’t-know-that moments. He lives and works in New York’s Hudson River Valley.

The Baltimore Sun described Jack’s writing as “brilliantly succinct and excruciatingly powerful.” The Wall Street Journal wrote that he “packs in a remarkable amount of information, thanks to his lean, readable prose.” A New York Foundation for the Arts fellow, Jack has appeared on NPR, PBS, and The History Channel. He has written for national publications including the Wall Street Journal and American Heritage. Born in Western New York, Jack now lives and works in the Hudson Valley.



Book- https://www.amazon.com/Edge-Anarchy-Railroad-Greatest-Uprising/dp/1250128862


On Wharton Business Radio

Knowledge@Wharton: January 30, 2019 Episode Featured ImageKnowledge@Wharton: January 30, 2019

Host Dan Loney is joined by Jack Kelly (Author), Nina Hall (Assistant Professor of International Relations, Johns Hopkins SAIS), Regina Abrami (Director of the Global Program and Head of International Studies, Lauder Institute at University of Pennsylvania), Philip Nichols (Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania), Richard Dasher (Director of Stanford University’s U.S. – Asia Technology Management Center, Stanford University), Jacques deLisle (Professor of Law & Professor of Political Science; Director, University of Pennsylvania’s Center for East Asian Studies), and William K. Black (Associate Professor of Economics and Law, The University of Missouri– Kansas City) on the Wednesday, January 30, 2019 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.

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