Review: Helmet for My Pillow

Helmet for my Pillow
Robert Leckie
Publisher: Ebury Press
Release Date: 1957
Pages: 320
Genre(s): Memoir, History, World War II
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❝ From 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 bloody inch. Unparalleled in its immediacy and accuracy, Helmet for My Pillow tells the gripping true story of 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 come.❞

This is a non-fiction retelling about the war in The Pacific, written by veteran Robert “Bob” Leckie. Robert Leckie was probably one of the most intelligent men among his fellow marines and it shows in his writing. His thoughts are profound and his words poetic, making his book one of the better writings on World War II.Continue reading