A powerful book that pulls no punches the new york review of books helmet for my pillow is a grand and epic prose poem robert leckies 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 . Robert leckie december 18 1920 december 24 2001 was an american author of books on united states military history sports fiction autobiographies and childrens booksas a young man he served in the marine corps with the 1st marine division during world war ii his service as a machine gunner and a scout in the war greatly influenced his work. Helmet for my pillow the world war two pacific classic by robert leckie read online or download in secure epub format helmet for my pillow the world war two pacific classic 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. World war two classic a helmet for my pillow a helmet for my heart helmet for my pillow from parris island to the pacific robert leckie bantam books 305 pp 1957 2010 edition 1600 first published in 1957 helmet for my pillow is the world war two memoir of robert leckie united states marine corps veteran and military historian. Helmet for my pillow is the personal narrative written by world war ii united states marine corps veteran author and military historian robert leckie first published in 1957 the story begins with leckies enlisting in the united states marines shortly after the 1941 attack on pearl harbor
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