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Ernie Pyle's War: America's Eyewitness to World War II (Thorndike Press Large Print American History Series) Hardcover – 1 Jul 1999

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Product details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: G K Hall & Co; Lrg edition (July 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0783885717
  • ISBN-13: 978-0783885711
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 15.9 x 24.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,916,055 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"This is the portrait of a complex, enormously gifted but tortured writer . . . but it is much more: few books about combat journalism have so vividly depicted the fascinating interactions between war correspondents, soldiers and folks back home. . . . World War II was quintessentially Ernie Pyle's war, and Mr. Tobin brilliantly explains why." -- The New York Times Book Review

"James Tobin's magnificent new biography of Pyle should do much to renew the luster of his name and revive interest in his extraordinary work. . . . This clear-eyed, unsentimental, beautifully written biography is a classic worthy of the man it celebrates." -- The Cleveland Plain Dealer

"What makes this biography so fascinating . . . is the story of Pyle himself, a man seemingly driven by demons and nagged by self-doubt who accomplished so much. . . . Anyone with an interest in the power of the written word will be intrigued -- and will lament that Pyle was the sort of character unlikely to be seen again." -- The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Barely a half century ago Ernie Pyle was one of the most famous people in America . . . both the chronicler of the common man and its embodiment. Now, five decades after his death from Japanese fire on a small island in the Pacific, Pyle has had the good fortune to fall under the scrutiny of a sympathetic, unsentimental and scrupulous biographer. . . . The result is a thorough, revealing book." -- The Washington Post Book World --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

James Tobin is a prizewinning reporter for the "Detroit News." A Pulitzer Prize nominee, he earned a Ph.D. in history from the University of Michigan. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Ann Arbor, Michigan. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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