Hemingway at Eighteen: The Pivotal Year That Launched an American Legend
Detailed biography chronicling the events, experiences, and people of this formative year in the young writer’s life. Paul covers Hemingway’s six-month stint as a cub reporter for the Kansas City Star, later service in the Red Cross ambulance division in Italy during World War I, and subsequent wounding. Paul, a former Star reporter and editor, explores the influence of Hemingway’s newspaper apprenticeship on his developing vision as an author and identifies unbylined Hemingway articles based on style and content. Features over twenty black-and-white photographs, along with endnotes, index, and bibliography. Reprints three Star articles. Draws on existing biographies, correspondence, John F. Kennedy Library archives, and other sources.