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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Ernest Cook Poole  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction History Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1880 in Chicago, Illinois

Died: 1950 in New York City

-- Ernest Cook Poole on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Poole lived in Chicago until 1902 when he moved to New York to write.

Biographical and Professional Information

Ernest Poole was a novelist, journalist and playwright. He graduated from Princeton University in 1902. After that, he worked as a journalist and campaigned for social reforms including an end to child labour. His first novel, The Voice of the Street, was published in 1906. On the outbreak of the First World War Poole worked as a war correspondent for The Saturday Evening Post. His novel about trade unions, The Harbour, was published in 1915. Two years later, his book, His Family, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. In 1917, for The New Republic magazine he went to Russia to report on the Russian Revolution. After the war, Poole, Paul Kennaday, and Arthur Livingston founded an agency, the Foreign Press Service, that negotiated for foreign authors with English-language publishers.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

The harbor
ISBN: 1177454548

Nabu Press. 2010

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

His Family
ISBN: 1470056313

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2012

This anthology is a thorough introduction to classic literature for those who have not yet experienced these literary masterworks. For those who have known and loved these works in the past, this is an invitation to reunite with old friends in a fresh new format. From Shakespeare s finesse to Oscar Wilde s wit, this unique collection brings together works as diverse and influential as The Pilgrim s Progress and Othello. As an anthology that invites readers to immerse themselves in the masterpieces of the literary giants, it is must-have addition to any library.

Nurses On Horseback
ISBN: 1443726397

Jackson Press. 2008

This text contains a very dramatic and interesting story of the courageous efforts of American nurses in the early nineteenth century. A fascinating and insightful tale, this book will greatly appeal to those with an interest in this period of time and in the marvelous achievements of these heroic women in the face of extreme adversity. The sections of this book include: An Old Midwife, A Great-Grandmother, Nurse Visiting a Cabin, Father and Son, Father and Daughter, Hunting Squirrels, A Mountain Mother, A Kentucky Mountaineer, Beech Fork Center, Barn at Wendover and Couriers, Fording Red Bird River, Carrying a Sick Baby to Hospital, and more. Many antique books such as this are increasingly rare and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are proudly republishing this text here in an affordable modern edition.

Great winds

The Macmillan Company. 1933

One of us,

The Macmillan company. 1934

The great white hills of New Hampshire

Doubleday & Company. 1947


  • Pulitzer Prize, ''His Family''