Ambrose Bierce (24 June, 1842 – circa 1914) was an journalist, short story writer, satirist and editorialist from the United States.
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1) Mr. Bierce was known for his sardonic view on human nature and was nicknamed “Bitter Bierce”
2) He wrote The Devil’s Dictionary which is considered a humorous and poignant look at daily life and human nature.
3) The Devil’s Dictionary original title was The Cynic’s Work Book.
7) He saved a gravely wounded comrade at the Battle of Rich Mountain and gained the attentions of newspapers for his heroism.
8) In 1864 he was wounded in the head at the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, took a furlough and later left the Army.
9) Mr. Bierce traveled to Mexico in 1913 to gain first-hand experience in the Mexican Revolutionary War.
10) Bierce disappeared in 1914, his whereabouts are still unknown.
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