Helmet for my Pillow Book PDF

Helmet for my Pillow

  • Author : Robert Leckie
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2010-06-16
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781407099644

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Helmet for my Pillow Book Description :

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  Book PDF

Helmet For My Pillow Illustrated Edition

  • Author : Robert Leckie
  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-11-06
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 9781786252036

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Helmet For My Pillow Illustrated Edition Book Description :

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 Book PDF

The Battle for Iwo Jima

  • Author : Robert Leckie
  • Publisher : Ibooks
  • Release Date : 2004-08-01
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 121
  • ISBN : 1596872462

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The Battle for Iwo Jima Book Description :

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  Book PDF

Lord what a Family

  • Author : Robert Leckie
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1958
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN : UIUC:30112097163395

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Guadalcanal Book PDF

Guadalcanal

  • Author : Richard B. Frank
  • Publisher : Random House Incorporated
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 800
  • ISBN : UOM:39015018858152

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Guadalcanal Book Description :

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 Book PDF

The Old Helmet

  • Author : Susan Warner
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1864
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : NYPL:33433076060858

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Gyrene Book PDF

Gyrene

  • Author : Wilbur D. Jones
  • Publisher : White Mane Pub
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN : UOM:39015045647818

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Gyrene Book Description :

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  Book PDF

Books from the U S A

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1957
  • Genre : American literature
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : UCAL:B3025355

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A Time of War Book PDF

A Time of War

  • Author : William Hollingsworth Whyte
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 145
  • ISBN : UCSD:31822028431880

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A Time of War Book Description :

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 Book PDF

Library journal

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1957
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : UCAL:B4092118

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Psychiatric Quarterly Book PDF

Psychiatric Quarterly

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1957
  • Genre : Psychiatry
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : UCAL:B3509169

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A L A  Booklist Book PDF

A L A Booklist

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1957
  • Genre : Best books
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : UVA:X030525649

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Blood of the Seventeen Fires Book PDF

Blood of the Seventeen Fires

  • Author : Robert Leckie
  • Publisher : New Amer Library
  • Release Date : 1983
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 291
  • ISBN : 0451125606

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The Wars of America Book PDF

The Wars of America

  • Author : Robert Leckie
  • Publisher : Perennial
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 621
  • ISBN : 0060924101

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The Wars of America Book Description :

"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 Book PDF

Leatherneck

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1958
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : UVA:X030704731

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The Leatherneck Book PDF

The Leatherneck

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1958
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : WISC:89066031212

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Books Book PDF

Books

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1957-08
  • Genre : Books
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105117295654

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