EBOOK READ (Helmet for My Pillow) Ê Robert Leckie


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    EBOOK READ (Helmet for My Pillow) Ê Robert Leckie I recently read the analog to this book With the Old Breed by Eugene Sledge about many of the same Marine engagements in the South Pacific during WWII I thought HFMP would be a rehash of the same but its told by a different kind of writer Wh

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    EBOOK READ (Helmet for My Pillow) Ê Robert Leckie The Pacific Theatre in World War II is not as well known to armchair historians for a number of reasons among them the much larger collection of works about the war in Europe Toss in the non linear aspect of campaigns whic

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    EBOOK READ (Helmet for My Pillow) Ê Robert Leckie Helmet for my Pillow is uite unlike other biographical accounts of war that I have read It does not delve into the technic

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    Robert Leckie ê 7 Free download Free download Å eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ê Robert Leckie EBOOK READ (Helmet for My Pillow) Ê Robert Leckie Those of you that are my GR friends or simply follow my reviews know that I have a fondness for those histories that recount the experiences of the common man that lives through the great events that history memorializes I especially enjoy reading about the exploits of the common frontline soldier in any history of any battle or war When I f

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    Robert Leckie ê 7 Free download Free download Å eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ê Robert Leckie Read Helmet for My Pillow I am not now have never been previously and most likely never will be a big fan of the first person accounts of any war At higher ranks there is always the uestion of what it is that the individual is trying to gloss over to maintain or improve their reputations At the lower ranks there is sometimes a great deal of immediacy but at

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    EBOOK READ (Helmet for My Pillow) Ê Robert Leckie Robert Leckie ê 7 Free download It’s easy to forget that wars are fought by individuals Even then those that are singularly remembered are typically those with sweeping powers and responsibility Their individuality gets merged with the goals of a battle or the po

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    EBOOK READ (Helmet for My Pillow) Ê Robert Leckie Read Helmet for My Pillow So many HIGH marks for this book however not me Too many flowery words used in this true WW2 story

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    Read Helmet for My Pillow EBOOK READ (Helmet for My Pillow) Ê Robert Leckie Free download Å eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ê Robert Leckie Sometimes other readers elaborate my thoughts on a book so well that I can't but link to their review and for Helmet for my

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    Read Helmet for My Pillow Robert Leckie ê 7 Free download Free download Å eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ê Robert Leckie Wish I'd read this earlier many many years ago It's a wonderful book about one individual Marine's rifleman's experience in WWII The entire book is worthwhile but I found I was particularly fascinated and enad by the leng

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    EBOOK READ (Helmet for My Pillow) Ê Robert Leckie After reading Eugene Sledge's book on his experiences in WWII I finally picked up Robert Leckie's book as well these two were a majority of the basis used for the Pacific series that was on HBO several years go I have read several of Leckie's other military histories and already enjoyed his writing Here Leckie was writing a first person narrative that truly portrayed the dogie dog days being a Marine in the jungles of the Pacific fighting

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Helmet for My Pillow characters ã eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Free download Å eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ê Robert Leckie Robert Leckie ê 7 Free download N 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 countryFrom 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 blo. I am not now have never been previously and most likely never will be a big fan of the first person accounts of any war At higher ranks there is always the uestion of what it is that the individual is trying to gloss over to maintain or improve their reputations At the lower ranks there is sometimes a great deal of immediacy but at the loss of understanding of what is going on in the overall sense I have never been one to desire to live my life vicariously through another s actual experiences That is what Fantasy is for So why fives stars Simple First off Robert Leckie is unusually honest not just about others but about himself Second he writes at levels far beyond that of other first person accounts In fact sometimes he writes so well that it makes it hard to believe that the author is the one that lived through these experiences The details though make it clear that he was there but he has the eye of a poet than most other soldiers who write about their experiences and that makes this book all the worth reading The epilogue is especially moving He names friends and others that he knew and then asks of all these and the others dear Father forgive us for that awful cloud

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Helmet for My Pillow characters ã eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Free download Å eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ê Robert Leckie Robert Leckie ê 7 Free download Ody inch Unparalleled in its immediacy and accuracy Helmet for My Pillow is a gripping account from 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 comeHelmet 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. So many HIGH marks for this book however not me Too many flowery words used in this true WW2 story

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Helmet for My Pillow characters ã eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Free download Å eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ê Robert Leckie Robert Leckie ê 7 Free download Now the inspiration behind the HBO series THE PACIFICHere is one of the most riveting first person accounts to ever come out of the Second World War 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 Divisio. The Pacific Theatre in World War II is not as well known to armchair historians for a number of reasons among them the much larger collection of works about the war in Europe Toss in the non linear aspect of campaigns which hopped from obscure island to island On top of that the brutality of the fighting and the racialracist dynamic of fighting the Japanese versus Germans who looked just like Uncle Joe make the Pacific War a dark dark topicI came across Leckie s book by virtue of watching HBO s The Pacific series a couple of years back Leckie is played by the brooding James Badge Dale if you watched that production Much of the HBO storyline comes from this book which is Leckie s story of his life from induction through boot camp at Parris Island and then on to fighting in the Pacific Leckie is unusual an intellectual and writer who volunteers for the front line job of a Marine scout and machine gunner His book is easy to read yet deeply profound about life as a young marine struggling among other young men trying to make sense of the military of life and of the hellish jungles of Guadalcanal and Peleliu It s a war book about killing and patrols and campaigns but also one about being thrown in the brig sybaritic shore leave in Australia and the thievery and corner cutting reuired to keep the First marines in food and comfort such as could be had in those awful placesLeckie had respect for his enemy and some of the most effective anti war statements I ve ever read are passages in this book where he recalls the cold stone sadness of dead bodies sprawled about a man s hand severed no longer a divine sparkThis book will allow you to taste smell and feel what it was like for the brave young men who beat back the Japanese Empire fighting atoll to island far from the hoopla Bless Robert Leckie who could have served honorably in the rear echelon but chose to fight up front Keep it up America keep telling your youth that mud and danger are only fit for intellectual pigs Keep saying that only the stupid are fit to sacrifice that America must be defended by the low brow and enjoyed by the high brow Keep vaunting head over heart and soon the head will arrive at the complete folly of any kind of fight and meekly surrender the treasure to the first bandit with enough heart to demand it

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  • Helmet for My Pillow
  • Robert Leckie
  • English
  • 15 February 2020
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