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  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Release : 06 November 2015
  • ISBN : 9781786252036
  • Page : 480 pages
  • Rating : 5/5 from 4 voters

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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.

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Helmet For My Pillow [Illustrated Edition]

Helmet For My Pillow [Illustrated Edition]
  • Author : Robert Leckie
  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-11-06
  • ISBN : 9781786252036
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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

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  • Publisher : Hassell Street Press
  • Release Date : 2021-09-09
  • ISBN : 1014067618
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to

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  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • Release Date : 2010-02-09
  • ISBN : 9780306818929
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2010-03-02
  • ISBN : 9781101196687
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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Release Date : 2010-02-02
  • ISBN : 9781429996594
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1996-07-01
  • ISBN : 9781101196298
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2010-06-16
  • ISBN : 9781407099644
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-04-03
  • ISBN : 9781101561645
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2010-03-02
  • ISBN : 9781101185841
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  • Release Date : 2003-01-21
  • ISBN : 0066212367
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