RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 70046062 LA English T1 The soldier's friend : a life of Ernie Pyle A1 Boomhower, Ray E.,, PB Indiana Historical Society Press PP Indianapolis YR 2006 SN 0871952009 9780871952004 AB 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.