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The soldier's friend : a life of Ernie Pyle

Author: Ray E Boomhower
Publisher: Indianapolis : Indiana Historical Society Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During World War II, Ernie Pyle's column in newspapers across the country offered a foxhole view of the struggle as he reported on the life and death of the average soldier. When he died, Pyle's popularity and readership was worldwide. The Soldier's Friend: A Life of Ernie Pyle, a biography aimed at young readers, explores the reporter's legendary career from his days growing up in the small town of Dana, Indiana,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Ernie Pyle; Ernie Pyle
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ray E Boomhower
ISBN: 0871952009 9780871952004
OCLC Number: 70046062
Description: x, 134 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The casualty --
Growing up in Indiana --
The reporter --
On the road --
At the front --
Captain Waskow --
The last assignment.
Responsibility: Ray E. Boomhower.

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During World War II, Ernie Pyle's column in newspapers across the country offered a foxhole view of the struggle as he reported on the life and death of the average soldier. When he died, Pyle's popularity and readership was worldwide. The Soldier's Friend: A Life of Ernie Pyle, a biography aimed at young readers, explores the reporter's legendary career from his days growing up in the small town of Dana, Indiana, to his life as a roving correspondent with the Scripps-Howard newspaper chain, to his growing fame as a columnist detailing the rigors of combat faced by the average G.I. during World War II. The book features numerous illustrations, samples of Pyle's World War II columns, a detailed bibliography of World War II sources, and an index.--Publisher description.

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