All About Ernest Hemingway
By: Austin Derkowski
"Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know."
Some Quick Facts
2. He committed suicide.
3. He lived from 1899 to 1961.
4. He was a reporter during the Spanish Civil War.
5. He survived two plane crashes!
More Fast Facts
6. The book that established his fame was "The Sun Also Rises" in 1926.
7. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1954.
8. He received a Bronze Star for bravery in World War II.
9. He was born in Oak Park, Illinois, home to another famous author, Edgar R. Burroughs.
10. He met another famous writer, J.D. Salinger during his experiences in World War II.
Even More Factual Information
11. He wrote a book about his life in Paris in the 1920s, named "A Moveable Feast", but it wasn't published until 1964.
12. He is known to have only written one play, named "The Fifth Column".
13. The FBI left an open file for Hemingway from World War II onwards.
14. He drove a Red Cross ambulance in Italy during World War I.
15. Hemingway and his fourth wife, Mary, are buried in a cemetery in Ketchum, Idaho.
The Final Facts
16. Although he was a popular scholar and athlete, he ran away from home twice.
17. In 1917, he volunteered for World War I, but was rejected because of eye problems.
18. While in the medical service, he once carried a man back to an aid station through mortar fire after being badly wounded in the knee. He then had over 200 shell fragments taken out of his leg and body.
19. Although he held no official position during World War II, he commanded his own personal battalion of over 200 men, with the respect and privileges of a general.
20. After moving to Ketchum, Idaho, he was admitted to a clinic for hypertension and depression, where he received electroshock therapy.