To Hell and Back

To Hell and Back

Book - 2002
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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 paperback

Originally 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 CongressionalMedal of Honor. To Hell and Back is a powerfully real portrayal of American GI's at war.

Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 2002, c1977
Edition: 1st Owl Books ed. --
ISBN: 9780805070866
0805070869
Branch Call Number: 940/.54/8173/Mur 359401 1
Characteristics: viii, 274 p

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