The Price of Valor: The Life of Audie Murphy, America's Most Decorated Hero of World War II

By David Smith
Read by Tom Perkins

6.00 Hours 04/20/2015 unabridged
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When he was seventeen years old, Audie Murphy falsified his birth records so that he could enlist in the Army and help defeat the Nazis. When he was nineteen, he single-handedly turned back the German Army at the Battle of Colmar Pocket by climbing on top of a tank with a machine gun, a moment immortalized in the classic film To Hell and Back, starring Audie himself. In the first biography covering his entire life—including his severe PTSD and his tragic death at age forty-five—the unusual story of Audie Murphy, the most decorated hero of World War II, is brought to life for a new generation.

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When he was seventeen years old, Audie Murphy falsified his birth records so that he could enlist in the Army and help defeat the Nazis. When he was nineteen, he single-handedly turned back the German Army at the Battle of Colmar Pocket by climbing on top of a tank with a machine gun, a moment immortalized in the classic film To Hell and Back, starring Audie himself. In the first biography covering his entire life—including his severe PTSD and his tragic death at age forty-five—the unusual story of Audie Murphy, the most decorated hero of World War II, is brought to life for a new generation.

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Author Bio: David Smith

David A. Smith is a senior lecturer in American history at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He received his undergraduate degree from what is now Texas State University in San Marcos and his PhD in modern American history from the University of Missouri. He lives in Woodway, Texas, with his wife and children.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 6.00
Audience: Adult
Language: English