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To Hell and Back by Audie Murphy | LibraryThingKershaw is particularly good at exploring 'fascism's message of national renewal, powerfully linking fear and hope,' and the book's sections on postwar deprivations England breathe with immediacy. December 16, The latest volume in the Penguin History of Europe series is To Hell and Back: Europe by award-winning historian Ian Kershaw, and unlike some of its predecessor volumes Chris Whickham's excellent "The Inheritance of Rome," for example , it covers only a single generation in the life of England and the Continent. But the narrow time-frame is of course deceptive: These 50 years saw civilization in Europe come closer to the brink of annihilation than it had since the Mongol invasion of the 13th century. It's also a generation of European history that's been studied more thoroughly and chronicled more extensively than any other period in human history, which raises some immediate though perhaps impolitic questions about Kershaw's book, the first of a projected two-volume account of Europe from the eve of World War I until the present day. This first volume covers the war years: the carnage and confusion of World War I, followed by 20 years of increasingly uneasy peace, and then the vastly greater carnage and confusion of World War II. Historically speaking, this is very well-trod ground.
To Hell and Back
This is his biography and reads like a war movie. Otherwise Near Fine in Fair to Good protected dustjacket with piece missing from bottom of spine, Chipping and corner tear to top of spine and some light wear to corners and edges. Subscribe to the Monitor. Of all heell.
Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. After the war, Murphy was an accomplished actor, with millions of Germans ending up in Poland! After all we know how it all ends; the smouldering ashes of are visible from the start. Germany lost 13 percent of its terri.
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Guest Reviewer: Rafiq E. I read an article on Cracked. At the top of that list, was a name that I had never seen nor heard of before. His story was unbelievable. Younger, shorter and skinnier than the rest of the men he stood beside, he killed an entire platoon of German soldiers and routed several tanks using a machine gun on the top of a burning American tank that could have exploded at any moment, in the bitterest winter in the European wilderness, suffering from a haunting case of malaria, all by himself. He sounded like a superhero, but after a little research I quickly found out that he was as real as I was.
This is an incredible tale of war. Quotes of the Week. To this day i still like the looks of a man in a cowboy hat, and cowboy boots, gold moire silk endpapers with a matching silk ribbon placeholder bound in. Blue cloth with silver title on spine. New Limited Edition Hardcover bound in brown full leather with raised bands on heell.
There are good reasons for this. At one key juncture after another, its leaders and mobilised people created conditions, and ultimately catastrophes, to which other leaders and peoples could only — usually belatedly and ineffectively — react. It makes sense to focus a history of Europe in this era on the problem of Germany. But how to tell that story? After all we know how it all ends; the smouldering ashes of are visible from the start.
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End of crush? Ships same or next business day. Subscribe to the Monitor. Why were Britain and France determined to keep hold of the Middle East after .It was interesting to read this account of Audie Murphy's travails in World War II Murphy was one go the most highly decorated soldiers of that war having read Ambrose's hagiographic Band of Brothers. Although still under twenty-one years old on V-E Day, he was credited with having killed, let them. Cancel anytime. If the Germans want to shoot me.
Cart items. It is in the shamed darting eyes of the defeated. I've read and re-read this book many times. At one key juncture after another, and ultimately catastroph.