The Go-Getter, Kyne’s most well-known piece, was initially published in 1921 by William Randolph Hearst. The protagonist of the tale is Bill Peck, a crippled World War I soldier who is a worker who faces many challenges in his quest to create a prosperous life for himself. He encounters obstacles from life at every step and must rely on his own persistence and cunning to get through. Born in San Francisco, California, author PETER B. KYNE (1880–1957) was an American. He shown a talent for writing from an early age, and his service in the military during the Spanish-American War and World War I provided him with a wealth of material.