Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Michael H. Murphy  

Pen Name: MH Murphy

Genre: History Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult; Young Adult;

Born: 1945, in Hinsdale, Illinois

Illinois Connection

Murphy was born in Hinsdale and raised in the Chicago area, where he spent most of his life. He attended the University of Illinois, Circle Campus and Northern Illinois University. Murphy now resides in Casey.

Biographical and Professional Information

Michael H. Murphy is a proud ex-Marine and Viet Nam Veteran. He has written more than two dozen short stories about his life experiences and the people he has met along the way. His first book, The Ashes of War, is about the plight of the Vietnamese people after the Viet Nam War.

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability: Yes. Contact the author directly at through his email address.

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