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a lowkeyed masterpiece...brings Ernie Pyle to new generation,
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This review is from: Ernie Pyle's War: America's Eyewitness to World War II (Thorndike Press Large Print American History Series) (Hardcover)
James Tobin's masterful biography of Ernie Pyle will remind older readers of the skill of Pyle, an excellent journalist and poetic writer whose newspaper columns from the front lines of World War II were universally read. For younger readers, it's a chance to discover one of the century's great media stars, now almost forgotten. Pyle's life story is complicated, and well told by Tobin. Pyle's continued determination to cover the war with the average GIs at the front led to his death in battle in 1945. But his writing is timeless. Tobin has done us all a service by resurrecting the story of Pyle, and bringing Pyle's columns back for another generation to read.
Ernie Pyle's War: America's Eyewitness to World War II (Thorndike Press Large Print American History Series)(5 customer reviews)