Mary’s US Army Identity Card

Mary’s US Army Identity Card

Captain Mary Welsh Monk’s US Army identity card was issued on May 9, 1944. Standing at five feet three inches and weighing one hundred twenty pounds, Mary was likely one of the most petite captains in the army. She met Ernest seventeen days after this photo was taken....
Ernest Hemingway and his beard

Ernest Hemingway and his beard

Ernest Hemingway was wearing a massive beard in this photo for his US Army identity card. This is how he appeared when he first met Mary. Ernest believed the beard had protected his skin against cancer from the searing sun of Cuba. Share...

The Principles & Practices of Biography

  Carl Rollyson is one of America’s leading biographers, having published fourteen biographies, and he has a weekly interview podcast.  Carl asked me to be a guest interviewer on his podcast to interview him and Carol Sklenicka, another highly regarded...
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