Helmet for my Pillow

Helmet for my Pillow
Author: Robert Leckie
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2010-06-16
ISBN: 1407099647
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Helmet for my Pillow 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 Illustrated Edition

Helmet For My Pillow  Illustrated Edition
Author: Robert Leckie
Publsiher: Pickle Partners Publishing
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2015-11-06
ISBN: 1786252031
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Helmet For My Pillow Illustrated Edition Book Excerpt:

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.

Helmet for My Pillow

Helmet for My Pillow
Author: Robert Leckie
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 324
Release: 1957
ISBN: 9780739414040
Category: World War, 1939-1945
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Helmet for My Pillow Book Excerpt:

The Best Selling account of Combat in the Pacific.

Summary of Robert Leckie s Helmet for My Pillow

Summary of Robert Leckie s Helmet for My Pillow
Author: Everest Media,
Publsiher: Everest Media LLC
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-06-15T22:59:00Z
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of Robert Leckie s Helmet for My Pillow Book Excerpt:

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 I was sworn in as a marine in January 1942. The captain who swore me in reduced the ceremony to a jumble. We all held up our hands, and when he lowered his, we guessed we were marines. The gunnery sergeant who became my shepherd made sure I understood what was expected of me. #2 The boy next to me, a handsome blond from south Jersey, turned out to have a fine high voice. He sang several songs alone. There being a liberal leavening of New York Irish among us, he was soon singing Irish ballads. #3 The American weakness is that the success of someone becomes their sage. The redhead was the most poised of all of us, but he was also the most stripped of his personality during training. #4 I was quartered with a group of other recruits on the second floor of a wooden barracks. We had no privileges, and we were half-baked. We were like St. Augustine’s definition of time: out of the future that is not yet, into the present that is just becoming, back to the past that no longer is.

Semper Fidelis

Semper Fidelis
Author: Allan Reed Millett
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 845
Release: 1991
ISBN: 002921596X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Semper Fidelis Book Excerpt:

Traces the history of the Marine Corps from the American Revolution to the present and reveals how the force has adapted to changing times.

Helmet for My Pillow

Helmet for My Pillow
Author: Robert Leckie
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 312
Release: 1965
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Helmet for My Pillow

Helmet for My Pillow
Author: Robert Leckie
Publsiher: Ibooks
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780743413077
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Helmet for My Pillow Book Excerpt:

An eyewitness and participant in some of the greatest battles in the Pacific during World War II offers this vivid account of combat and survival as a U.S. Marine.

Helmet for My Pillow

Helmet for My Pillow
Author: Robert Leckie
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2018-01-31
ISBN: 9781977052308
Category: World War, 1939-1945
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Helmet for My Pillow Book Excerpt:

"One hell of a book! The real stuff that proves the U.S. Marines are the greatest fighting men on earth!" Leon Uris Robert Leckie signed up for service with the United States Marines on January 5, 1942. Wake Island had fallen and America was still reeling from the tragedy of Pearl Harbor. This vivid and personal account of one marine's journey through the course of the war in the Pacific in World War Two. Leckie provides vivid, and at times humorous, details of his training in South Carolina, through to being assigned to first terrifying duties as a fighting marine. He was thrust into the heat of battle at Guadalcanal before seeing action across many islands of the Pacific until he was eventually wounded and evacuated from the island of Peleliu. Yet this fascinating autobiography is not simply about Leckie's fighting life over the duration of the war as it also records the camaraderie of his fellow soldiers, the adventures that he enjoyed during his time off service in Melbourne, Australia, along with the day to day life of a normal marine. "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 This work is essential reading for anyone interested in uncovering the voice of a true marine who saw some of the bloodiest battles of World War Two. Along with E. B. Sledge's With the Old Breed: At Peleiu and Okinawa this book formed the basis for the HBO miniseries The Pacific. Robert Leckie was an American author and historian. His service with the 1st Marine Division in World War Two as a machine gunner and a scout greatly influenced his later work. Helmet for my Pillow was first published in 1957 and Leckie passed away in 2001.

Military Review

Military Review
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2011-07
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Military art and science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Professional Journal of the United States Army

Professional Journal of the United States Army
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2011
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Military art and science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Professional Journal of the United States Army Book Excerpt:

Parris Island The Cradle of the Corps

Parris Island   The Cradle of the Corps
Author: Eugene Alvarez,Leo Daugherty
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 760
Release: 2016-05-21
ISBN: 1514455331
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Parris Island The Cradle of the Corps Book Excerpt:

The original 1983 manuscript written by Eugene Alvarez, who is the primary author of this book, included the years 15621983. The current and revised manuscript was edited and updated by Leo J. Daugherty III, PhD, in cooperation with the primary author, and covers the years 1997 to 2015, including chapter 6, dealing with recruit training in the 1920s and 1930s, which was a part of his doctoral dissertation at the Ohio State University. Since this work was first completed, Parris Island has undergone numerous changes in buildings, the base layout, and recruit training. The training philosophy has been altered as society demands. Thus, past training situations and methods should be observed as recorded in the chronological approach of the text to present times.

Commando Joe Lt Joseph Fournier Marine Raider

Commando Joe  Lt  Joseph Fournier Marine Raider
Author: Pat Lavarnway
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 0359275788
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Commando Joe Lt Joseph Fournier Marine Raider Book Excerpt:

A Brief Moment in Time

A Brief Moment in Time
Author: Richard Hagedorn
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2011-01-01
ISBN: 1462854729
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Grass for My Pillow

Grass for My Pillow
Author: 才一·丸谷
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 345
Release: 2002
ISBN: 0231126581
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grass for My Pillow Book Excerpt:

Set in Japan during and after the Second World War, Grass for My Pillow is the story of of Shokichi Hamada, a conscientious objector who dodges military service by simply disappearing from society, taking to the country as an itinerant peddler until the end of the war in 1945. Twenty years later, Hamada works as a clerk at a conservative university, his war resistance a dark secret of the past that present-day events force into the light, confronting him with unexpected consequences of his refusal to conform. Maruya's masterpiece is an unusual story of a deeply taboo subject in twentieth- century Japanese society: resistance to the draft in World War II. First published in Japanese in 1966, this debut novel by the critically acclaimed author of Singular Rebellion creates an unparalleled portrait of a man at odds with his society, and with himself.

A Louisiana Soldier Willis A Fontenot 86th Chemical Mortar Battalion WWII

A Louisiana Soldier  Willis A  Fontenot  86th Chemical Mortar Battalion  WWII
Author: Dianne Dempsey-Legnon
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1483442128
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Louisiana Soldier Willis A Fontenot 86th Chemical Mortar Battalion WWII Book Excerpt:

My Great Adventure to Normandy Back

My Great Adventure to Normandy   Back
Author: Edward Kent
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2003-03-31
ISBN: 0595273149
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Great Adventure to Normandy Back Book Excerpt:

Stories that have been told and retold over the years are now put to print. The experiences, the emotions, the glory and the hell. If you were there, you'll remember. If you weren't there, you'll better understand. This is one infantryman's story. A personal view from inside World War II.

Helmet for My Pillow

Helmet for My Pillow
Author: Robert Leckie
Publsiher: Bantam Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 1989-04-01
ISBN: 9780553282658
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Helmet for My Pillow Book Excerpt:

An eyewitness and participant in some of the greatest battles in the Pacific during World War II offers this vivid account of combat and survival as a U.S. Marine.

The Adventures of Kaptain Kristian

The Adventures of Kaptain Kristian
Author: Sheryl Salmon
Publsiher: Strategic Book Publishing
Total Pages: 68
Release: 2010-05
ISBN: 1609118294
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Adventures of Kaptain Kristian Book Excerpt:

It all started out as a game that Kristy-Ann played with her friends in Sunday school.ÿ It was a game that involved her making some very special armor out of cardboard.ÿ Each week she made a new piece of the armor as instructed by her Sunday school teacher.ÿ As Kristy-Ann started to wear her armor, something miraculous happened.ÿ Kristy-Ann began to transform from a little girl into Kaptain Kristian, a mighty warrior in the army of the Almighty Protector. ÿJoin Kristy-Ann on a captivating adventure as she discovers how to use the armor of God in her everyday life.ÿ Based on Ephesians 6:13 ? 17, this tale will help children discover the importance of fighting the enemy with God?s power and protection.Will she ever overcome the evil Dark Invader?s sinister advances? If she takes off any part of the armor, will it make a difference in her fight against the enemy?Can a

Update on the Use of Combat Helmets Vehicle Armor and Body Armor by Ground Forces in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom

Update on the Use of Combat Helmets  Vehicle Armor and Body Armor by Ground Forces in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services. Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Armored vehicles, Military
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Update on the Use of Combat Helmets Vehicle Armor and Body Armor by Ground Forces in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom Book Excerpt:

Okinawa

Okinawa
Author: Robert Leckie
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 224
Release: 1996-07-01
ISBN: 1101196297
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Okinawa Book Excerpt:

Penguin delivers you to the front lines of The Pacific Theater with the real-life stories behind the HBO miniseries. Former Marine and Pacific War veteran Robert Leckie tells the story of the invasion of Okinawa, the closing battle of World War II. Leckie is a skilled military historian, mixing battle strategy and analysis with portraits of the men who fought on both sides to give the reader a complete account of the invasion. Lasting 83 days and surpassing D-Day in both troops and material used, the Battle of Okinawa was a decisive victory for the Allies, and a huge blow to Japan. In this stirring and readable account, Leckie provides a complete picture of the battle and its context in the larger war.