Award-winning author David Morrell created the character of Rambo in his 1972 novel First Blood. Rambo went on to become one of the twentieth century’s most recognized thriller icons, along with Sherlock Holmes, Tarzan, James Bond, and Harry Potter. For the first time, Morrell tells the full story about how this iconic figure was created. Among his new revelations, Morrell discusses at length how Audie Murphy, America’s most-decorated soldier of WWII, was the model for the character. Morrrell also describes how the riots and anti-war demonstrations of the late 1960s had a considerable impact on the novel.