John Steinbeck & Ernie Pyle: War Correspondents

“ It’s a hard thing to write about a dead man who doesn’t seem dead to you. Ernie Pyle didn’t want to go back to the war…”

Ernie Pyle (third from left) sharing out cigarettes with US GIs, probably in Normandy. Image: Britannica

It was hard for John Steinbeck to write about his dead friend Ernie Pyle, and what he did write was never published until 2002, thirty-four years after Steinbeck’s own death.

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Steve Newman Writer

Steve Newman Writer

Playwright, Historian, and Freelance Writer…