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The Resource The price of valor : the life of Audie Murphy, America's most decorated hero of World War II, David A. Smith

The price of valor : the life of Audie Murphy, America's most decorated hero of World War II, David A. Smith

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The price of valor : the life of Audie Murphy, America's most decorated hero of World War II
Title
The price of valor
Title remainder
the life of Audie Murphy, America's most decorated hero of World War II
Statement of responsibility
David A. Smith
Title variation
price of valor
Title variation remainder
the life of Audie Murphy, Americas most decorated hero of World War II
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When he was seventeen years old, Audie Murphy falsified his birth records so 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, the better-than-fiction story of Audie Murphy--the most decorated hero of WWII, celebrated movie star, and eccentric Texan--is brought to a new generation
Summary
When he was seventeen years old, Audie Murphy falsified his birth records so 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 lifeincluding his severe PTSD and his tragic death at age 45
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10415511
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, David A.
Dewey number
  • 940.54/1273092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Murphy, Audie
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Medal of Honor
  • Soldiers
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the life of Audie Murphy, America's most decorated hero of World War II
Label
The price of valor : the life of Audie Murphy, America's most decorated hero of World War II, David A. Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A child of the depression -- Finding a purpose -- Into the fight -- Italy -- A road to heroism -- A weary victor -- A hero returns to Texas -- A hero goes to Hollywood -- The making of a star -- To hell and back -- Riding a crooked trail -- No name on the bullet
Control code
ocn891618852
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 241 pages
Isbn
9781621573173
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015005216
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)891618852
Label
The price of valor : the life of Audie Murphy, America's most decorated hero of World War II, David A. Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A child of the depression -- Finding a purpose -- Into the fight -- Italy -- A road to heroism -- A weary victor -- A hero returns to Texas -- A hero goes to Hollywood -- The making of a star -- To hell and back -- Riding a crooked trail -- No name on the bullet
Control code
ocn891618852
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 241 pages
Isbn
9781621573173
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015005216
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)891618852

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