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To Hell and back (Corgi Books. no. G190.) [Unknown Binding]

Audie Leon Murphy
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)

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  • ASIN: B001785220
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
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ON a hill just inland from the invasion beaches of Sicily, a soldier sits on a rock. Read the first page
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent and worth reading 15 Jun 1999
By A Customer
At first I was skeptical about the book. It is obviously ghostwritten. However, the ghostwriter is talented, his style a synthesis of Hemingway and Mickey Spillane. And Audie Murphy has a great and heroic tale to tell. Murphy's war is a lot different than say Eisenhower's and Patton's. Murphy became a master at small unit infantry tactics. He was one of the men. Ike and Patton were masters of strategy and were not really part of the men. What Murphy's story also illuminates is it is often just pure chance whether a soldier survives a war. Two pals of his were wounded in the right spots. Another had his heart pierced by a small shell fragment. Another buddy trusted a group of Germans faking a surrender and received a chest full of German lead for his trouble. For all those who liked the fictional "Battle Cry", you will like this book.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best and most graphic true story from WWII! 27 Feb 1999
By A Customer
I first read this book as a young man before entering high school. The book and Audie Murphy became a symbol of not only what one man can do, but what one man can stir in the friends and comrades around him.
Murphy's acts, thoughts, and efforts described in this book make him an absolute hero not only during the war, but should be displayed for generations to come as a man that believed in our country and the American Cause. It is the ideals that he fought for, and the American people that he believed in that make this book a must read for all types of people that would want to feel good about the United States of America and to be personaly uplifted and moved by the challenges that this soldier endured and overcame.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars raw and lean 31 July 2003
This is a potential 1000 page book stripped of all the frills that make modern bestsellers so boring,and,condensed into a raw and gritty 275 pages. The narrative takes the reader from North Africa,through Sicily,Italy and on into France. THe book is stripped of all emotion, and little of the man is discovered in it. Friends and enemies all die with the same matter-of-fact inevitability. The blood, the gore, the maimings and deaths especially at Anzio left me reading it with little or no feeling for what must have been an horrendous ordeal. An odd book but I still ate it up.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great story, a true story that is amazing. 18 Aug 2009
It's hard to do justice to this book, people say it was ghost written well it does not matter if it was or not, whoever sat down and put it together its a great book. You can hear Audi's voice in the words the way he speaks so calm and matter of fact and its so compelling a story of a man and his courage that it's really tough to put it down. So many war films and books have made incidents of heroism almost a cliché but cliché is born of a lack of knowledge of a subject. This book has great knowledge about people and how they deal with war with its horror and pain. This book made me laugh and it made me cry. If you have any interest in this subject and history this book will take you to a time and a place and to the hart of a man who can tell you some truth about war. Some of the dialog is written like lines from a great film script though it's not like the film its much more enduring. A story of a poor boy that turns out had a wealth in his own character that no businessman or king could ever dream of. The book is a treasure and I give it the highest recommendation.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yesterday's Hero - Today's Legend? 31 May 2003
This book does not glorify war. This book does not glorify the exploits of America's most decorated soldier. (He won 21 medals including The Congressional Medal of Honour, French Legion of Honour and the Croix de Guerre with Palm)
This book tells the truth about the things that 'Company B, 15th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division' went through during 2 years of HELL!
Murph tells the reader about his friends and colleagues, the people he fought beside. How they lost life and limb (some just hours away from being sent home. Like Lattie Tipton)
He tells of their and his fears but, he never once mentions his medals, in fact he skims over the action where he won them. He was content to tell the story of his unit and their bravery. Of friends he found and lost. Of the cold and the wet and the mud. The foot rot, the blood and the sweat and the tears.
I went 'To Hell and Back' reading this book, but it was worth it.
Every school library should have a copy of this book in their history section.
Read it. Live it. Laugh, cry, be absorbed by it.
Go To Hell and Back with LT.Audie L Murphy. Company B. 15th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division...
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A genuine hero 2 Jan 2011
If you didn't know that this was a true story, you'd swear it was all too Hollywood and probably implausible.
But it is a true story and it marks Audie Murphy as a truly extraordinary man.
Murphy plays himself in this movie, based upon his own book, which tells the remarkable story of his exploits during world war 2.
He was underage when he joined up and was initially thought to be unfit for combat, an opinion he proved wrong many times over as he went on to become the most decorated veteran of the campaign.
But much more than this he had already quit school at age 12 so he could get a job to feed his family!
This is a guy whose selfless dedication and relentless spirit should be an example to every one of us.
Yes the film has its flaws, but they are few and far between. I easilly rate this as one of the best war films ever made!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
One of the best war movies ever made :)
Published 1 day ago by Paul Mcculloch
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
well worth watching
Published 11 days ago by E j f
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
v good
Published 12 days ago by melbopp
3.0 out of 5 stars Amazing story about a really determined American hero
Amazing story about a really determined American hero, a real-life 'little-big-man', who defied his small stature and less than robust health to become America's most decorated war... Read more
Published 18 days ago by Josh
5.0 out of 5 stars Not bad at all!
A bloody good read, will keep you hooked
Published 29 days ago by S Sherriff
5.0 out of 5 stars great film
Bought this for my teenage son, who very interested in D day after visiting Normandy lats year. he loved it.
Published 2 months ago by Julie E. Wakeman
4.0 out of 5 stars Great film
To Hell and Back is a brilliant true movie With Audie Murphy starring as himself and after seeing it I don't think anyone could play the part as well as the person concerned.
Published 4 months ago by D. L. Oakes
5.0 out of 5 stars says it like it was
Audie came from an extremely poor background to become a world famous personalty,from the sharecropper world to the world of celebrity. Joined the army as a private. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Misleading
I bought this as a birthday present for my cleaning lady after she expressed an interest in it. She is a BIG fan of Audie Murphy. Read more
Published 11 months ago by M. J. Doyle
5.0 out of 5 stars Audie Murphy story
This is an excellent account of the war avtivities of a real war hero in his own words. The film based on this book was good in it's own right but this book covers a lot more
Published 11 months ago by Philip Myers
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