Fiction writer and journalist who was the first American war correspondent to cover the Spanish-American War, the Second Boer War, and the First World War.
He worked as the managing editor of Harper's Weekly.
He was credited with popularizing the clean-shaven look among men at the turn of the 20th century.
He married Bessie McCoy in 1912.
He was close friends with Theodore Roosevelt and helped him create the Rough Riders legend.