Length: 274 pages
Audiobook Length: 8 hours and 4 minutes
First Published: 1949
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The classic bestselling war memoir by the most decorated American soldier in World War II.
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 Congressional Medal of Honor. To Hell and Back is a powerfully real portrayal of American GI’s at war.
About Audie Murphy
Audie Murphy was an American soldier, actor, songwriter, and rancher. He was one of the most decorated American combat soldiers of World War II and received the Congressional Medal of Honor. He is the author of the memoir To Hell and Back and starred as himself in the 1955 film adaption of the same name. He died in a plane crash in 1971 at the age of 45.