Ernie Pyle Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism)


Lord Halifax. "A Tribute to Ernie Pyle" from The American Speeches of Lord Halifax, pp. 409-10. New York: Oxford University Press, 1947.

A brief account of the single meeting of Lord Halifax with Ernie Pyle.

McNamara, John. Chapter 13: "Worm's Eye View of the World," from Extra! U.S. War Correspondents in Action, pp. 178-92. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1945.

Patriotic, war-story biography.

Miller, Lee G. The Story of Ernie Pyle. New York: The Viking Press, 1950.

Biography by a longtime friend of Pyle's, who worked with him at the Washington News, based primarily on Pyle's private correspondence.

Painton, Frederick C. "The Hoosier Letter-Writer" from More Post Biographies, Articles of Enduring Interest about Famous Journalists and Journals and Other Subjects Journalistic, ed. by John E. Drewry, pp. 274-88. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1947.

An elegiac biography that includes numerous quotations from prominent people, including Franklin Delano Roosevelt, on Pyle's death.

Tobin, James. Ernie Pyle's War: America's Eyewitness to World War II. New York: Free Press, 1997, 312 p.

Chronicle of Pyle's experiences as a war correspondent.


Butcher, Fanny. Review of Brave Men in The Chicago Tribune (November 26, 1944).

Warm, patriotic review.

The following source published by Gale contain additional coverage of Pyle's life and works: Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 29.