Bantam Books: February 2010
"A grand and epic prose poem . . . The purely human experience of war in the Pacific, written in the graceful imagery of a human being who--somehow--survived."--Tom Hanks
See Robert Leckie's story in the HBO miniseries The Pacific
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 ... View More...