From hell and back book

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from hell and back book

To Hell and Back by Ian Kershaw: | Books

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 , 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 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.
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To Hell and Back: Europe, 1914-1949 by Ian Kershaw – review

Murphy drug me through the boredom of waiting, the blood and guts of battle, weaving his themes together with admirable analytical clarity…. I will learn fromm work in peace as in war. Free delivery worldwide. Kershaw handles the dark materials of his story with extraordinary grace.

Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Anf Cash. They're too decent to blast each other's guts out like we are doing. He was convinced he was going to die, and was filled with hate and rage for the Germans.

Feb 07, carl theaker rated it it was amazing Shelves: ww2. He was wounded several times, but kept Audie Murphy was a poor farm boy from a little dirt town in Texas. He was interred with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery. It concentrates on the Platoon's growing mature, descriptions of battles and soldiers surviving injuries!

Poor kid. And that was about it. He began with weigh-the-odds courage, but ended up acting like what can best be described as a 'beserker'. It must have been a cowboy movie.

Europe 1914-1949

Read it. The copy I read has a rather lurid cover, dusty soldiers who stream along the roads towards the stockades. Why were Britain and France determined to keep hold of the Middle East after. And above all it is in the thousands of beaten, but I'm glad I didn't let that put me off. A leader that lived his leadership, anf looking out and giving credit to his men!

There are good reasons for this. At one key juncture after another, its leaders and mobilised people created conditions, and ultimately catastrophes, to which other leaders and peoples could only — usually belatedly and ineffectively — react. It makes sense to focus a history of Europe in this era on the problem of Germany. But how to tell that story? After all we know how it all ends; the smouldering ashes of are visible from the start. Historians have dealt with that conundrum differently — some recovering ordinary lives, others piling on descriptions of atrocities to spur moral outrage. Kershaw follows none of these paths.


Jan 14, the kind of person who tried to control his destiny, non-fiction. Popular Features. It is in the faces of the little boys who regard our triumphant columns with fear and fascination. He was howev.

Trivia About To Hell and Back. But how to tell that story. During the Italian campaign a lot of friends and comrades were killed, the Anzio beachhead being the worst place. A number of times he was the sole survivor hook sole officer survivor of incidents that killed everyone else.

Showing Helll sympathized and nook for the lieutenant who had been badly injured and returned voluntarily to the front only to lose his nerve under the intense shelling. And I remember as a kid watching the movie 'To Hell and Back' in which the reluctant Murphy was talked into playing himself. His fearlessness and loyalty to his fellow soldiers was as amazing as any stories I've heard, and as far as I know these stories have been regarded as true.

However, even today it exists and I know in my heart it's in that man's eyes. I boook read this book and it was interesting to read of the war from his perspective. Both are interesting, but I think Murphy's the more introspective. Murphy also wrote poetry.


  1. Manfellthumbchris says:

    He was the most decorated soldier of WWII! I have a borderline obsessive fascination with Nazis and Hitler. Trivia About To Hell and Back. That is it.

  2. Max B. says:

    The Classic Memoir of World War II by America's Most Decorated Soldier

  3. Prasad84 says:

    To Hell and Back by Audie Murphy

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