Edited and with an introduction by Owen V. Johnson
As anyone who has read his legendary WWII reporting knows, Ernie Pyle had an uncanny ability to connect with his readers, seeking out stories about the common people with whom he felt a special bond. A master of word painting, Pyle honed the skills that would win him a 1944 Pulitzer Prize for his battlefront reporting by traveling across America, writing columns about the people and places he encountered. At Home with Ernie Pyle celebrates Pyle’s Indiana roots, gathering for the first time his writings about the state and its people. In them, we discover the Ernie Pyle who was able to find a piece of home wherever he wandered. Here is the record of a special time and place created by a master craftsman, whose work remains vividly alive three quarters of a century later.