American Writers: Ernie Pyle

Subjects: English / Language Arts, History
Source: C-SPAN

This American Writers website explores the life and work of the wartime newspaper columnist Ernie Pyle, inlcuding his death during the Okinawa campaign. The site discusses how Pyle's reports from the WWII frontlines was popular due to his understanding of the everyday soldier, includes the video of the full episode, links to additional resources, and more.

American Writers: Ernie Pyle

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