To Hell and Back by Audie Murphy
Hardcover. Condition: Good+/Very Good-. 1949. Henry Holt & Co. 3rd printing before publication. Inscribed and signed by Author.
Inscribed "To a friend in Minneapolis, Audie L. Murphy"
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.
Many decades 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.
No dust jacket, moderate edgewear. Corners rubbed and bumped. Spine slightly cocked. Interior clean and unmarked outside of previous owners signature on front endpage and authors inscription and signature on same page.