Helmet for My Pillow

Written By Robert Leckie
Helmet for My Pillow
  • Publsiher : Random House
  • Release : 26 February 2021
  • ISBN : 0091937515
  • Pages : 305 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 18 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Helmet for My Pillow written by Robert Leckie which was release on 26 February 2021, this book published by Random House. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: The inspiration behind the HBO series THE PACIFIC Here is one of the most riveting first-person accounts to ever come out of World War 2. Robert Leckie was 21 when he enlisted in the US Marine Corps in January 1942. In Helmet for My Pillow we follow his journey, from boot camp on Parris Island, South Carolina, all the way to the raging battles in the Pacific, where some of the war's fiercest fighting took place. Recounting his service with the 1st Marine Division and the brutal action on Guadalcanal, New Britain and Peleliu, Leckie spares no detail of the horrors and sacrifice of war, painting an unsentimental portrait of how real warriors are made, fight, and all too often die in the defence of their country. From the live-for-today rowdiness of Marines on leave to the terrors of jungle warfare against an enemy determined to fight to the last man, Leckie describes what it's really like when victory can only be measured inch by bloody inch. Unparalleled in its immediacy and accuracy, Helmet for My Pillow tells the gripping true story of an ordinary soldier fighting in extraordinary conditions. This is a book that brings you as close to the mud, the blood, and the experience of war as it is safe to come. 'Helmet for My Pillow is a grand and epic prose poem. Robert Leckie's theme is the purely human experience of war in the Pacific, written in the graceful imagery of a human being who - somehow - survived' Tom Hanks

Helmet for My Pillow

Helmet for My Pillow
  • Author : Robert Leckie
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Total pages : 305
  • ISBN : 0091937515
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Summary : The inspiration behind the HBO series THE PACIFIC Here is one of the most riveting first-person accounts to ever come out of World War 2. Robert Leckie was 21 when he enlisted in the US Marine Corps in January 1942. In Helmet for My Pillow we follow his journey, from boot camp on ...

Helmet For My Pillow Illustrated Edition

Helmet For My Pillow  Illustrated Edition
  • Author : Robert Leckie
  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-11-06
  • Total pages : 480
  • ISBN : 0091937515
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Summary : Includes over 220 photos, maps and plans following Robert “Lucky” Leckie’s Pacific War with the 1st Marine Division “Here is one of the most riveting first-person accounts ever to come out of World War II. Robert Leckie enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in January 1942, shortly after the Japanese ...

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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-02-26
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0091937515
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  • Total pages : 212
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