- Narrated by: Dallas Britt
- Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
- Release date: 12-19-23
American Hero By Charles Whiting AudioBook summary
As a teenager Audie Murphy left his home in Texas to join in the fight against the Nazis. By the end of the war, he had fought in the bloody battle of Anzio, helped liberate Rome, marched his way across France, repelled German counterattacks in Alsace, before finishing in Germany. He was wounded three times, killed over two hundred enemies, and won every medal for valor that the United States had to offer.
Charles Whiting charts Murphy’s journey through World War Two, shedding light on his courageous actions.
Yet what price did young Audie Murphy pay for becoming America’s most decorated soldier of the Second World War?
Rather than simply focusing on Murphy’s achievements in combat, Whiting also explores his life after the war when he struggled with post-traumatic stress disorder, addiction problems, and even twenty years after the war slept with the lights on and a loaded Walther pistol beneath his pillow.