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Ernie Pyle: A Hoosier Childhood
by Bob Bales
Ernie Pyle: A Hoosier Childhood is based on the childhood of Ernie Pyle. Never before published photos of the young Ernie Pyle and his family and relatives add weight to the story's authenticity. Ernie's story teaches us that it is most often the simple things in life that provide the glue in a community. Values such as honesty, persistance and concern for those less ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published April 1st 2002 by Rivendell Book Factory
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Ernie Pyle: A Hoosier Childhood was written primarily for a young adult audience, which I didn't realize when I borrowed the book. It's more simplistic language, however, added to its charm as the author concentrated on the childhood of the WWII journalist. I have to confess that I am too young to have known much about Mr. Pyle, but the book reiterates that people are people no matter the era in which their lives unfold. The last portion of the book is primarily photos and letters to and from ...more