20 Facts About Ernest Hemingway :
2. ) While in High School, he worked on the school's newspaper writing about sports
3. ) In 1918, Hemingway went over seas to serve in the World War I as an ambulance driver in the Italian Army
4. ) In Chicago, he met Hadley Richardson, the woman who would become his first wife. The couple married and quickly moved to Paris
5. ) In 1923, Hadley and Ernest had a son, John Hadley Nicanor Hemingway
This is Hemingway as a small infant
This is when Hemingway served in the World War I
Ernest Hemingway and Hadley Richardson
This is Hemingway and his wife, Hadley
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7. ) Soon after the publication of "The Sun Also Rises" , Hemingway and Hadley divorced, due to his affair with a women named Pauline Pfeiffer.
8. ) Pauline was Hemingway's second wife soon after the divorce with Hadley was final
9. ) in 1928, Pauline became pregnant with another son, Patrick Hemingway, in which the couple had moved back to America and settled in Key West, Florida
10. ) Most of the time in the 1930's, he would be big game hunting in Africa, bullfighting in Spain, and deep-sea fishing in Florida
11 .) While being reported for the Spanish Civil War in 1937, he met a fellow war correspondent named Martha Gellhorn (wife number 3) and gathered material for his next novel, "For Whom The Bell Tolls"
12.) Almost predictably, his marriage with Pauline Pfeiffer deteriorated and the couple divorced.
13. ) Gellhorn and Hemingway soon married after and purchased a farm near Havana, Cuba
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15. ) Hemingway still had many adventures into Africa but sustained many injuries and survived many plane crashes
16. ) In 1954, Hemingway was the Nobel Prize in Literature
17. ) Recovering from various old injuries from Cuba, Hemingway suffered from depression and was treated for numerous conditions such as high blood pressure and liver disease
18. ) He wrote "A Moveable Feast", a memoir of his years in Paris, and retired permanently in Idaho
19. ) While in Idaho, he continued to battle with deteriorating mental and physical health
20. ) Early July 2, 1961, Ernest Hemingway committed suicide in his Ketchum home