For the rest of his life, Scott Fitzgerald will be remembered as one of America’s greatest writers. For this reason, he left Princeton and joined the military, stationed at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas pending shipment overseas upon the outbreak of World War One (WWI) (WWI). This meant he wrote during downtime while waiting for orders in the hope of leaving something behind even if his life was cut short due to the war.
In 1918, just before he was scheduled to be shipped out to fight in the First World War, a ceasefire was agreed upon. A classic of American literature has resulted from his most famous novel, The Great Gatsby.