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Ernest Hemingway lived his life as he wanted His writing touched the hearts of millions His sentences were short and to the point but his novels were strong and unforgettable He wrote about what he felt like writing about Ernest Hemingway was born in Oak Park Illinois on July 21 1899 His parents were Dr Clarence Edmonds and Grace Hall Hemingway His father was a practicing doctor and later taught him how to hunt and fish Hemingway did not have a good relationship with his mother Hemingway went to Oak Park and River Forest High School which is where he realized his writing gift Besides writing other activities that he loved included swimming and boxing When he was 18 years old he had decided on moving to Kansas City instead of going to college In Kansas City he got a job as a cub reporter on the Kansas City Star At the train station his father who latter on in Ernests life would commit suicide which would totally disgust Ernest kissed his son goodbye with tears in his eyes This exact moment in time would be the soul purpose for a book he wrote called For Whom the Bell Tolls One of the reasons why he wrote that book is because he felt so much older than his father at that time that he could hardly bear it any longer While he was at Kansas City he was quiet and kept to himself His writing style was first introduced by the Kansas City Star His writing was brief and to the point In May of 1918 Hemingway wanted to join the Army but could not due to a defective left eye which he inherited from his mother Instead of joining the Army he joined the Red Cross While he was overseas he was sneaking smokes and chocolate into the soldiers he was hit in the leg by an Austrian machine gun He also got
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