Helmet for my Pillow
Robert Leckie’s gripping memoir of fighting as a US Marines in World War II, which inspired the major new Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg HBO series, The Pacific.
Helmet 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
A powerful book that pulls no punches
The New York Review of Books