Ernie Taylor Pyle

Ernest Taylor Pyle was an American journalist who wrote as a roving correspondent for the Scripps Howard newspaper chain from 1935 until his death in combat during World War II. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1944.

His articles, about the out-of-the-way places he visited and the people who lived there, were written in a folksy style, much like a personal letter to a friend. He enjoyed a following in some 300 newspapers.

On April 18, 1945, Pyle died on Iōjima (Iwo Jima), an island off Okinawa, after being hit by Japanese machine-gun fire.

Books in order of publication:

Ernie Pyle In England (1941)

Here Is Your War (1943)

Brave Men (1944)

Last Chapter (1949)

Selected columns of Pyle’s human-interest stories:

Home Country (1947)

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