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The Resource Ernie Pyle's war : America's eyewitness to World War II, James Tobin

Ernie Pyle's war : America's eyewitness to World War II, James Tobin

Label
Ernie Pyle's war : America's eyewitness to World War II
Title
Ernie Pyle's war
Title remainder
America's eyewitness to World War II
Statement of responsibility
James Tobin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When a machine-gun bullet ended the life of war correspondent Ernie Pyle in the final days of World War II, Americans mourned him in the same breath as they mourned Franklin Roosevelt. To millions, the loss of this American folk hero seemed nearly and great as the loss of the wartime president. If the hidden horrors and valor of combat persist at all in the public mind, it is because of those writers who watched it and recorded it in the faith that war is too important to be confined to the private memories of the warriors. Above all these writers, Ernie Pyle towered as a giant. Through his words ad his compassion, Americans everywhere gleaned their understanding of what they came to call "The Good War." Pyle walked a troubled path to fame. Though insecure and anxious, he created a carefree and kindly public image in his popular prewar column - all the while struggling with inner demons and a tortured marriage. War, in fact, offered. Pyle an escape hatch from his own personal hell. It also offered him a subject precisely suited to his talent - a shrewd understanding of human nature, an unmatched eye for detail, a profound capacity to identify with the suffering soldiers whom he adopted as his own, and a plain yet poetic style reminiscent of Mark Twain and Will Rogers. These he brought to bear on the Battle of Britain and all the great American campaigns of the war - North Africa, Sicily, Italy, D-Day, and Normandy, the liberation of Paris, and finally Okinawa, where he felt compelled to go because of his enormous public stature despite premonitions of death
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tobin, James
Dewey number
  • 070.4/333/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4874.P88
LC item number
T63 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • War correspondents
  • Pyle, Ernie
Label
Ernie Pyle's war : America's eyewitness to World War II, James Tobin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-302) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: And so it is over -- I wanted to get out -- A nice little column -- A slightly used secondhand man -- In it to the hilt -- I'll just drift with the war -- The number one correspondent -- The ghastly brotherhood -- An awful knowledge -- You alone are left alive -- The Pyle phenomenon -- An end to this wandering -- Epilogue: What I see -- Appendix: An Ernie Pyle sampler
Control code
36343423
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
312 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780684836423
Isbn Type
(alk. Paper)
Lccn
97006165
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Ernie Pyle's war : America's eyewitness to World War II, James Tobin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-302) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: And so it is over -- I wanted to get out -- A nice little column -- A slightly used secondhand man -- In it to the hilt -- I'll just drift with the war -- The number one correspondent -- The ghastly brotherhood -- An awful knowledge -- You alone are left alive -- The Pyle phenomenon -- An end to this wandering -- Epilogue: What I see -- Appendix: An Ernie Pyle sampler
Control code
36343423
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
312 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780684836423
Isbn Type
(alk. Paper)
Lccn
97006165
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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