"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)
"A powerful book that pulls no punches" (The New York Review of Books
"One hell of a book! The real stuff that proves the U.S. Marines are the greatest fighting men on earth!" (Leon Uris, author of Battle Cry)
Robert Leckie's gripping memoir of fighting as a US Marine in World War 2, which inspired the epic Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg HBO series, The Pacific
From the Publisher
Robert Leckie's gripping memoir of fighting as a US Marines in World War II, which inspired the major new Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg HBO series, The Pacific.
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About the Author
Robert Leckie was born on December 18, 1920 in Philadelphia. After enlisting in the United States Marine Corps shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor, he worked in the 1st Marine Division as a machine gunner and as an intelligence scout during the Battle of Guadalcanal. He was later awarded the Purple Heart. Helmet for My Pillow
received the Marine Corps Combat Correspondents' Annual Award in 1957. He died in December 2001.