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Publisher Description

The classic bestselling war memoir by the most decorated American soldier in World War II

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. 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 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.

Biographies & Memoirs
May 1
Henry Holt and Co.

Customer Reviews

Dcranger9415 ,

Absolutely wonderful and stunning

I haven’t read a lot of books lately hell not many in my life but this book is a masterpiece and it’s just writing about ones experience in a war the stories the explicit details everything was just so vivid and well written and it’s a true story about a real hero which makes it even better I will recommend to any and all

MileHighBuzzard ,

To Hell and Back

A great read. He tells it like he lived it and takes you with him. One hell of a man!

Oscar de la Hoya story ,


This book is a true classic! The struggles this man faced and adversities to stay alive and fight with just grenades and a carbine! This is truly a great story about WWII and the brave man who risked it all for his soldiers and his company.