Poole, Ernest (pōl) [key], 1880–1950, American writer, b. Chicago, grad. Princeton, 1902. He was a magazine correspondent in Russia, France, and Germany before and during World War I. His best-known novel is The Harbor (1915), a story about changing industry on the Brooklyn waterfront. His Family (1917; Pulitzer Prize) is a portrait of a New York family. Among his other works are The Little Dark Man and Other Russian Sketches (1925); Giants Gone: Men Who Made Chicago (1943); and Great White Hills of New Hampshire (1946).
See his autobiography, The Bridge (1940).