But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
The literary novelist, Ernest Hemingway was born on this day in 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois. Many of his works were inspired by his time as a volunteer ambulance driver for the Red Cross during World War I where he was wounded by mortar fire. During the 1920s he lived in Paris and was part of an expatriate group of artists and writers such as Gertrude Stein and Ezra Pound.