NAME: Ambrose Gwinett Bierce
BORN: June 24, 1842
COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS:born...Meigs County, Ohio
OCCUPATION: author, journalist
DIED: disappeared in Mexico, 1914
Bierce fought in the Civil War. Later on, he worked as a journalist in New York and London. He gained attention as a writer of fiction for Tales of Soldiers and Civilians. His most famous work was the Cynics Word Book (1906), later retitled, The Devil's Dictionary (1911).