Originally published in 1949, To Hell and Back was an enormous bestseller and later became a major motion picture starring Audie Murphy as himself. More than fifty years later, this classic wartime memoir is as gripping as ever.
Rejected from both the marines and the paratroopers because he was too small, Murphy was desperate to see action and determined to serve his country. Eventually, he found a home with the infantry and 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.