AUDIE MURPHY BOOK
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. resourceone.info: The Price of Valor: The Life of Audie Murphy, America's Most a moment immortalized in the classic film To Hell and Back, starring Audie himself. To Hell and Back is Audie Murphy's World War II memoir, detailing the events that led him to receive the Medal of Honor and also to become one of the .
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The time is , the place is Sicily, and the event is the start of the most remarkable career of any American infantryman in the war. Audie Murphy was a. To Hell and Back book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The classic bestselling war memoir by the most decorated American. No Name on the Bullet book. Read 5 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Once, the name Audie Murphy was synonymous with military hero.
LIFE magazine honored the brave, baby-faced soldier by putting him on the cover of its July 16, issue. That photograph inspired actor James Cagney to call Murphy and invite him to Hollywood to begin an acting career.
Despite his celebrity, however, Murphy struggled for years to gain recognition. The book quickly became a national bestseller, and in , after much inner debate, he decided to portray himself in the film version of his book.
No Name on the Bullet: A Biography of Audie Murphy
The movie was a hit and held Universal Studio's record as its highest-grossing motion picture until Murphy would go on to make 44 feature films in all. In addition to acting, he became a successful country music songwriter, and many of his songs were recorded by well-known artists, including Dean Martin, Jerry Wallace and Harry Nilsson.
During his rise to fame, Murphy met and married year old actress Wanda Hendrix in Their marriage appeared rocky from the start and they announced their plans to divorce in He married again in , this time to Pamela Archer, with whom he had two children.
Plagued by insomnia and nightmares, a condition that would eventually become known as post-traumatic stress disorder, Murphy suffered from a powerful addiction to sleeping pills.
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He also received recognitions from France and Belgium. Don Graham's biography is both well researched and written.
It doesn't try to sugar coat Murphy, but it also is not a character assa A well written biography about Audie Murphy. It doesn't try to sugar coat Murphy, but it also is not a character assassination piece. Graham does not shy away from the fact that Murphy was a Human being and had his share of flaws and weaknesses.
He was bad with money, possibly addicted to gambling, a womanizer, suffered from PTSD and was probably an adrenalin junkie. However he was also a loyal friend and a brave man who never cut and ran whether it was a war or just life in general.
He was ambitious and a hard worker. He knew that he had been born on the lower rung of society, but he never let that stop him. He didn't necessarily go about it the best way, but one certainly can't call him a quitter.
Graham shows that Murphy was more than just a war hero.
He had a life and after the guns fell silent he had to live it. For better or worse.
Well written and fast moving. A well-told tale of a lost soul who lived an extraordinary life.
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Mar 30, Heather rated it it was amazing. The tragic story of an American hero. While his fall from grace and the nation's consciousness could be attributed to his own failings, this book conveys how it could also be attributed to changes in perspective as a nation. Not for the hothouse flower, the descriptions of his wartime heroics and the relatively unsurprising behavior of soldiers when on leave--specifically with regard to ladies of the evening paint a very human portrait.
I wonder what he'd think of our country now, and if he'd The tragic story of an American hero.
I wonder what he'd think of our country now, and if he'd feel as out-of-place and anachronistic as I believe. View 1 comment.
Great biography on Audie Murphy. Jun 25, Russ rated it really liked it Shelves: Tragic life for one of our National heroes.
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Well written and fast moving. Donna rated it it was amazing Jan 09, Murphy Memorial VA Hospital. Instead of digging in or getting medical attention, he organized a counter-attack.
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