When he was seventeen years old, Audie Murphy falsified his birth records so he could enlist in the Army and help defeat the Nazis. When he was nineteen, he single-handedly turned back the German Army at the Battle of Colmar Pocket by climbing on top of a tank with a machine gun, a moment immortalized in the classic film To Hell and Back, starring Audie himself. In the first biography covering his entire lifeincluding his severe PTSD and his tragic death at age 45the unusual story of Audie Murphy, the most decorated hero of WWII, is brought to life for a new generation.
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About the Author
David A. Smith is a senior lecturer in American history at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He received his undergraduate degree from what is now Texas State University in San Marcos and his Ph.D. in modern American history from the University of Missouri. He lives in Woodway, TX, with his wife and children.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 A Child of the Depression 1
Chapter 2 Finding a Purpose 11
Chapter 3 Into the Fight 19
Chapter 4 Italy 29
Chapter 5 A Road to Heroism 45
Chapter 6 A Weary Victor 61
Chapter 7 A Hero Returns to Texas 77
Chapter 8 A Hero Goes to Hollywood 91
Chapter 9 The Making of a Star 109
Chapter 10 To Hell and Back 125
Chapter 11 Riding a Crooked Trail 147
Chapter 12 No Name On the Bullet 163
Filmography of Audie Murphy 181
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Short and interesting Bio on a true American Hero.
Enjoyed a good read about Audie Murphy. The author did a super job filling in all the answers to the questions I had. I recommend the book to anyone wanting to find out more about our most decorated WWII hero.