Fun Facts Friday: Ernest Hemingway
Fun Facts Friday , Latest Posts / July 21, 2017

Ernest Hemingway (21 July, 1899 – 2 July, 1961) needs no introduction… From the Collection of the United States Postal Service Books by Ernest Hemingway* 1) Born in Oak Park, IL, Mr. Hemingway worked a bit for the Kansas City Star for a few months after he finished high-school before enlisting in the military for World War I. This was in response to a Red Cross recruitment effort. 2) The author served as an ambulance driver on the Italian front before being seriously injured. 3) Despite his serious injuries, the author assisted Italian soldiers to safety and got the Italian Silver Medal for Bravery. 4) Hemingway’s first love, Agnes von Kurowsky, was a nurse he met at the hospital while recuperating from his injuries. The couple planned on getting married, however Ms. Kurowsky left the author in favor of someone else. Hemingway was devastated and his biographer, Jeffrey Meyers, thinks that it’s because of this that the author had a habit of abandoning his wife before she abandons him. 5) Visiting Pamplona, Spain in 1923 with Hadley (his wife at the time),the Hemingways attended the Festival of San Fermin which sparked the author’s interest in bullfighting. 6) Mr. Hemingway wrote…

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