Ernest Hemmingway: Who is is what he has done!

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Many people have heard of the well-known author Ernest Miller Hemmingway, they have read his books, enjoyed them, read them again, and studied him in school. Most people only know the books, and not the man writing them. In truth, Hemmingway was not just an author, but many other things as well. He was a hunter, an avid outdoorsman, as well as an intellect. This is the story behind the man who wrote the books.

The early years

Ernest Hemmingway was born in his family home in Oak Park, Illinois, 1899. His artistic mother, and strict father raised him. He was taught as a child by his mother to never be afraid to express himself, and through that, Hemmingway's talents began to bloom. At age seventeen, Hemmingway got his first job at a newspaper in Kansas City, writing articles for the Kansas City Star .G

In World war One, Hemmingway joined the war before America did, serving in an Italian ambulance unit on the front lines.

Hemmingway was injured in both legs from a shrapnel explosion, but survived, going back to America after spending months in hospital in Europe. After time had passed, and Hemmingway had fully recovered from his strenuous excursions overseas, he got a job at newspapers in both the U.S.A. and Canada, where he wrote for the Toronto Star, as well as other various newspapers in Ontario. His zeal for writing once again took him overseas, as he covered stories for the Newspapers in Europe.

The Books

Ernest Hemmingway's first big seller was the book "Sun Also Rises". This book he wrote while residing in Paris in 1926, and it was a breakthrough of sorts for him, signifying a new threshold in his life. The second big, well-known book he wrote is entitled "A farewell...