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Ernest Cook Poole

Born: 1880 in Chicago, Illinois
Died: 1950 in New York City

Pen Name: None

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

Biography: 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.

  • -- Pulitzer Prize, ''His Family''

Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction; History; Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Ernest Cook Poole on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Encyclopedia of science, technology, and ethics
ISBN: 0028658310 OCLC: 58468370

Macmillan Reference USA, Detroit, MI : ©2005.

This encyclopedia considers both the professional ethics of science and technology, and the social, ethical, and political issues raised by science and technology.

  His family.
ISBN: 1470056313 OCLC: 1037352492

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Nurses on horseback /
ISBN: 1443726397 OCLC: 467298427

[Jackson Press], [LaVergne, TN] : [2008?]