New York : Macmillan
The first edition. Courtesy of a private collector.
- Pulitzer Prize for Fiction(1918)
born as: Ernest Poole
Poole, born in Chicago, was educated at Princeton and went to live in the University Settlement House in New York, writing magazine articles advocating elimination of child labor, sweat shops, and slum conditions. After reporting on labor unrest in Chicago and an abortive revolution in Russia, he helped Upton Sinclair gather information for The Jungle and published his own first novel, The Voice of the Street (1906). The Harbor (1915) depicts the immigrant's experience. He served as a war correspondent in Europe during World War I and as a sympathetic observer of the Russian Revolution. His Family (1917), again treating the immigrant experience, won a Pulitzer Prize. Poole published over twenty fiction and nonfiction titles. ... Nurses on Horseback (1932) is an account of the remarkable work done in the Kentucky mountains by the Frontier Nursing Association. The Bridge (1940) is an autobiography. - Benet's Reader's Encyclopedia of American Literature