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    Including a Copy of Audie Murphy's Autobiography, Inscribed by Murphy

    Two Texas-Related Titles, One Inscribed by Audie Murphy, including: Edward Mandell House & Charles Seymour [editor]. The Intimate Papers of Colonel House. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, [1926-1928]. First edition. Four octavo volumes. 471; 508; 453; 552 pages. Publisher's uniform red buckram with gilt titles to fronts and spines. Lightly rubbed ends with modest insect damage. Endpapers and page edges mildly toned with bookplates in all volumes. The set in near fine condition. Coming from a prominent Houston family, Edward M. House rose to the top levels of international politics without ever being elected to public office. He was a close friend and confidante of President Woodrow Wilson, so close that Wilson referred to House as his "alter ego." These four volumes, gathered into narrative form by Charles Seymour, describe his observations and experiences from 1912-1919. [and:] Audie Murphy. To Hell and Back. New York: Henry Holt, [1949]. First edition. Inscribed by Murphy on the front free endpaper. Octavo. 274 pages. Publisher's red quarter cloth over black cloth boards with black spine titles. Spine ends mildly rubbed and lower corner lightly bumped. Dust jacket has a half-inch tear to upper end of front joint and some spine fading. A fresh, fine copy. Audie Murphy, before becoming a Hollywood film star, was America's most-decorated soldier of World War II. This autobiography chronicles those experiences, including his receiving the highest honor obtainable, the Congressional Medal of Honor.

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