Ambrose Bierce will become famous (or infamous) for his Devil's Dictionary, an extremely satirical lexicon which criticizes every aspect of human life, culture, and politics.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce was born on June 24, 1842 in Meigs County, Ohio. The youngest of ten siblings of Marcus Aurelius and Laura Sherwood Bierce, he did not have a strong bond with his father and mother while growing up and left his family in 1857 to become a printer’s devil for The Northern Indianan newspaper in Warsaw, Indiana for short period of time before eventually returning to Ohio to live with his uncle, Lucius Verus Bierce.
Ambrose Bierce is in Ohio. A journalist and writer, Bierce will earn the nickname "Bitter Bierce" for his extremely sardonic view of human nature.
Ambrose Bierce was a Civil War soldier turned writer perhaps best known for his pioneering science fiction short stories, as well as the unbelievably cynical (and oftentimes completely accurate) book, “The Devil’s Dictionary.” He was 71 in 1913 when he decided to pull up roots to head into Mexico and meet up with Pancho Villa. From there, he simply disappeared, leaving behind no shortage of wild speculation and rumors—from an execution by Mexican rebels to a reunion with his otherworldly acquaintances.