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Helmet for my Pillow

Helmet for my Pillow
The World War Two Pacific Classic

by Robert Leckie

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2010-06-16
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1407099647
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 [Illustrated Edition]

Helmet For My Pillow [Illustrated Edition]
A Book

by Robert Leckie

  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Release : 2015-11-06
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 1786252031
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 attack on Pearl Harbor. In Helmet for My Pillow we follow his odyssey, from basic training 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 sacrifices of war, painting an unvarnished portrait of how real warriors are made, fight, and often die in the defense 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 war is really like when victory can only be measured inch by bloody inch. Woven throughout are Leckie’s hard-won, eloquent, and thoroughly unsentimental meditations on the meaning of war and why we fight. Unparalleled in its immediacy and accuracy, Helmet for My Pillow will leave no reader untouched. 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.”-Print Ed.

The Battle for Iwo Jima

The Battle for Iwo Jima
A Book

by Robert Leckie

  • Publisher : Ibooks
  • Release : 2004-08-01
  • Pages : 121
  • ISBN : 9781596872462
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Iwo Jima is one of the most famous battles in World War II, and the greatest battle fought by the U.S. Marine Corps in World War II. From that battle came the most famous image of the war, the raising of the flag on Mount Suribachi. Robert Leckie, the bestselling author of Helmet for My Pillow has written an extraordinary story of one of the bloodiest battles in Marine Corps history.

Lord, what a Family!

Lord, what a Family!
A Book

by Robert Leckie

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1958
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Guadalcanal

Guadalcanal
A Book

by Richard B. Frank

  • Publisher : Random House Incorporated
  • Release : 1990
  • Pages : 800
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A battlefield history of the pivotal World War II campaign at Guadalcanal draws on Japanese Defense Agency accounts and recently declassified U.S. radio intelligence to recreate the six month air, land, and sea battle

The old helmet, by the author of 'Wide, wide world'. Complete in 1 vol

The old helmet, by the author of 'Wide, wide world'. Complete in 1 vol
A Book

by Susan Bogert Warner

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1880
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Old Helmet

The Old Helmet
A Book

by Susan Warner

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1864
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Booklist and Subscription Books Bulletin

The Booklist and Subscription Books Bulletin
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1958
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Gyrene

Gyrene
The World War II United States Marine

by Wilbur D. Jones

  • Publisher : White Mane Pub
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A look at the personal and cultural history of the American marines who fought in the South and Central Pacific during World War II

Books from the U.S.A.

Books from the U.S.A.
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1957
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Time of War

A Time of War
Remembering Guadalcanal, a Battle Without Maps

by William Hollingsworth Whyte

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 145
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The battle for control of Guadalcanal, and what Americans learned from it, forms the heart of William H. Whyte's memoir. Humorous and loving, brilliantly descriptive and fully researched, A Time of War is a significant addition to the personal accounts of the war in the Pacific.

Library journal

Library journal
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1957
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Psychiatric Quarterly

Psychiatric Quarterly
Supplement

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1957
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Parable, or Divine Poesy. Illustrations in theology and morals: selected from great divines, and systematicaly arranged, by R. A. Bertram

Parable, or Divine Poesy. Illustrations in theology and morals: selected from great divines, and systematicaly arranged, by R. A. Bertram
A Book

by Robert Aitkin BERTRAM

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1866
  • Pages : 764
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A.L.A. Booklist

A.L.A. Booklist
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1957
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Blood of the Seventeen Fires

Blood of the Seventeen Fires
A Book

by Robert Leckie

  • Publisher : New Amer Library
  • Release : 1983
  • Pages : 291
  • ISBN : 9780451125606
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Wars of America

The Wars of America
A Book

by Robert Leckie

  • Publisher : Perennial
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 621
  • ISBN : 9780060924102
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Leckie's comprehensive account of the battles America has fought since its birth (is) the best" (Dallas Morning News). "It can be enjoyed as well for good, exciting entertainment".--Book World.

Leatherneck

Leatherneck
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1958
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Leatherneck

The Leatherneck
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1958
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Books

Books
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1957-08
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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