Helmet for My Pillow : From Parris Island to the Pacific
by Robert Leckie
Editor: Random House USA Inc
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Here is one of the most fascinating first-person accounts in the history of World War IIRobert Leckie enlisted in the American Marine Corps in January 1942, shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.In Mon Oreiller’s Helmet, we follow his odyssey, from basic training on Parris Island, South Carolina, all the way to the rage of fighting in the Pacific, where some of the most violent warfare took placeTelling of his service with the 1st Marine Division, and the brutal action on Guadalcanal, New Britain, and Peleliu, Leckie spares no detail of the horror and sacrifices of war, painting, a vivid portrait of how real warriors are made, wrestling, and often dying in defense of their countryFrom the live-for-today heckling of Marines on the terror leave of the jungle war against an enemy determined to fight to the last man, Leckie describes what war really is like when winning can only be measured in inches by bloody inches.Woven throughout are Leckie hard-won, eloquent, and deeply sentimental meditations on the meaning of war and why we fightUnmatched in its immediacy and precision, Helmet for My Pillow will leave no drive intactIt is a book that brings you as close to the mud, blood, and experience of war as it is sure to come.Now, Tom Hanks producers Steven Spielberg, and Gary Goetzman, the men behind the Brothers Band, who adapted the Helmet material for My Pillow for HBO’s epic Pacific mini-series, which will thrill and build a whole new generation
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