Robert Leckie, one of America's greatest military historians, was both an eyewitness and participant to some of the greatest battles in the Pacific. Helmet for My Pillow is his vivid account of combat and survival in World War II. In January 1942, in the aftermath of the infamous Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, Leckie enlisted in the United ...
Robert Leckie, one of America's greatest military historians, was both an eyewitness and participant to some of the greatest battles in the Pacific. Helmet for My Pillow is his vivid account of combat and survival in World War II. In January 1942, in the aftermath of the infamous Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, Leckie enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. From boot camp in Parris Island to the bloody war in the Pacific, Robert Leckie experienced it all--the booze, the brawling, the loving on sixty-two-hour liberty; the courageous fighting and dying in combat as the U.S. Marines slugged it out, inch by inch, island by island across the Pacific to the shores of Japan.
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Very Good. No Jacket. 12mo-over 6¾-7¾" tall. 305pp + 4pgs of photos. Additional photos scattered throughout. 4 pgs creased. No writing inside. Binding tight. Covers curled a bit and creased. First person account from a soldier in the 1st Marine division.
If you are into WWII this book is a must read. The War in the Pacific is is told through the eyes of the Marines who lived it. A great read.
Jan 20, 2011
Very interesting personal story of a Marine during WWII -His Bloody combat experiences - What it was like to be a Marine and a young man growing up as a soldier
Jan 18, 2011
I was expecting/wanting more combat action along the lines of Dick Winters' book, "A Band of Brothers.". However, 90% of "A Helmet...." was about the author's non-combat activities in the Pacific theater. I got bored waiting for something interesting to happen. I guess he didn't see as much combat as Winters. I feel I wasted my $$,
May 13, 2010
A great literary work to come out of WWII. Leckie is a genuine wordsmith as well as a warrior.
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