To Hell and Back

By | June 2, 2017
To Hell and Back Author Audie Murphy
ISBN-10 0805070869
ISBN-13 9780805070866
Year 2002-05-02
Pages 274
Language English
Publisher Holt Paperbacks
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The classic bestselling war memoir by the most decorated American soldier in World War II back in print in a trade paperbackOriginally published in 1949 To Hell and Back was a smash bestseller for fourteen weeks and later became a major motion picture starring Audie Murphy as himself More than fifty years later this classic wartime memoir is just as gripping as it was then Desperate to see action but rejected by both the marines and paratroopers because he was too short Murphy eventually found a home with the infantry He fought through campaigns in Sicily Italy France and Germany Although still under twenty one years old on V E Day he was credited with having killed captured or wounded 240 Germans He emerged from the war as America s most decorated soldier having received twenty one medals including our highest military decoration the Congressional Medal of Honor To Hell and Back is a powerfully real portrayal of American GI s at war

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