Helmet for my Pillow

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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

Tom Hanks

A powerful book that pulls no punches

The New York Review of Books

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