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The Resource Helmet for my pillow : from Parris Island to the Pacific, Robert Leckie, (electronic resource)

Helmet for my pillow : from Parris Island to the Pacific, Robert Leckie, (electronic resource)

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Helmet for my pillow : from Parris Island to the Pacific
Title
Helmet for my pillow
Title remainder
from Parris Island to the Pacific
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Robert Leckie
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eng
Summary
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 the raging battles in the Pacific, where some of the war's fiercest fighting took place. Recounting his service with the 1st Marine Division and the brutal action on Guadalcanal, New Britain, and Peleliu, Leckie spares no detail of the horrors and sacrifices of war, painting an unvarnished portrait of how real warriors are made, fight, and often die in the defense of their country. 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 war is really like when victory can only be measured inch by bloody inch. Woven throughout are Leckie's hard-won, eloquent, and thoroughly unsentimental meditations on the meaning of war and why we fight. Unparalleled in its immediacy and accuracy, Helmet for My Pillow will leave no one untouched. 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. Now producers Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, and Gary Goetzman, the men behind Band of Brothers, have adapted material from Helmet for My Pillow for HBO's epic miniseries The Pacific, which will thrill and edify a whole new generation
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Midwest
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1920-2001
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Leckie, Robert
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other
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Read by John Allen Nelson
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1959-
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  • Nelson, John Allen
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
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adult
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Helmet for my pillow : from Parris Island to the Pacific, Robert Leckie, (electronic resource)
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 30 min.))
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9781400190508
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10764236
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Label
Helmet for my pillow : from Parris Island to the Pacific, Robert Leckie, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
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digital storage
Color
not applicable
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unknown
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  • not applicable
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Edition
Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 30 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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not applicable
Isbn
9781400190508
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
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digital.
Publisher number
MWT10764236
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unknown
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access
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
Stock number
10764236
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MWT10764236
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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