Robert Leckie

1 Helmet for My Pillow

Author : Robert Leckie
Genre :  Military  Books  History  Biographies & Memoirs 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  1989-04-01
Description :  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 <b>Helmet for My Pillow</b> 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.&#xa0;<br /><br />&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0; 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, <b>Helmet for My Pillow</b> will leave no reader 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.<br /><br />Now producers Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, and Gary Goetzman, the men behind<i> Band of Brothers</i>, have adapted material from <b>Helmet for My Pillow</b> for HBO’s epic miniseries <i>The Pacific</i>, which will thrill and edify a whole new generation.<br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

2 Okinawa

Author : Robert Leckie
Genre :  Military  Books  History  Asia 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  1995-05-01
Description :  <b>Penguin delivers you to the front lines of <i>The Pacific</i> Theater with the real-life stories behind the HBO miniseries.</b><br />Former Marine and Pacific War veteran Robert Leckie tells the story of the invasion of Okinawa, the closing battle of World War II. Leckie is a skilled military historian, mixing battle strategy and analysis with portraits of the men who fought on both sides to give the reader a complete account of the invasion. Lasting 83 days and surpassing D-Day in both troops and material used, the Battle of Okinawa was a decisive victory for the Allies, and a huge blow to Japan. In this stirring and readable account, Leckie provides a complete picture of the battle and its context in the larger war.

3 Helmet for My Pillow [Illustrated Edition]

Author : Robert Leckie
Genre :  Military  Books  History  Asia  Europe 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2015-11-06
Description :  Includes over 220 photos, maps and plans following Robert “Lucky” Leckie’s Pacific War with the 1st Marine Division<br /><br />“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. <br /><br /> 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 reader 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.”-Print Ed.

4 Challenge for the Pacific

Author : Robert Leckie
Genre :  Military  Books  History  Biographies & Memoirs 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2010-10-26
Description :  &#xa0;<br /> From Robert Leckie, the World War II veteran and <i><i>New York Times</i></i> bestselling author of <i><i>Helmet for My Pillow</i>, </i>whose experiences were featured in the HBO miniseries <i><i>The Pacific</i></i>, comes this vivid narrative of the astonishing six-month campaign for Guadalcanal.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> From the Japanese soldiers’ carefully calculated—and ultimately foiled—attempt to build a series of impregnable island forts on the ground to the tireless efforts of the Americans who struggled against a tenacious adversary and the temperature and terrain of the island itself, Robert Leckie captures the loneliness, the agony, and the heat of twenty-four-hour-a-day fighting on Guadalcanal. Combatants from both sides are brought to life: General Archer Vandegrift, who first assembled an amphibious strike force; Isoroku Yamamoto, the naval general whose innovative strategy was tested; the island-born Allied scout Jacob Vouza, who survived hideous torture to uncover the enemy’s plans; and Saburo Sakai, the ace flier who shot down American planes with astonishing ease.<br /><br /> Propelling the Allies to eventual victory, Guadalcanal was truly the turning point of the war. <i>Challenge for the Pacific&#xa0;</i>is an unparalleled, authoritative account of this great fight that forever&#xa0;changed our world.<br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

5 George Washington's War

Author : Robert Leckie
Genre :  United States  Books  History  Military 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2010-08-24
Description :  An exciting trip back in time to the American Revolution, "a reminder of what history can be when written by a master."--Publishers Weekly

6 Strong Men Armed

Author : Robert Leckie
Genre :  Military  Books  History  Biographies & Memoirs 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2010-02-09
Description :  Written by Robert Leckie, whose wartime exploits will be featured this spring in the upcoming Tom Hanks/Steven Spielberg HBO miniseries <i>The Pacific</i>, <i>Strong Men Armed</i> has been a perennial bestselling classic account of the Pacific theater in World War II. As scout and machine-gunner for the First Marine Division, Leckie fought in all its engagements until his wounding at Peleliu. Here he uses firsthand experience and impeccable research to re-create the nightmarish battles of the Pacific campaign.

7 Mi casco por almohada

Author : Robert Leckie
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books 
Price :  $15.99
Release Date :  2010-01-06
Description :  Las memorias de Robert Leckie constituyen uno de los más apasionantes relatos de un testigo directo de la Segunda Guerra Mundial. En enero de 1942, poco después del ataque japonés a Pearl Harbor, se alistó en el cuerpo de marines de los Estados Unidos. Aquí se narra su odisea, desde el durísimo y apresurado entrenamiento en Carolina del Sur hasta las feroces batallas de la campaña del Pacífico. Sin escatimar detalle de las atrocidades y sacrificios de la guerra, retrata en toda la crudeza de qué madera están hechos los verdaderos soldados, cómo luchan y a menudo mueren en defensa de su país. Tom Hanks, Steven Spilberg y Gary Goetzman, creadores de la magistral serie &#34;Hermanos de sangre&#34;, han adoptado material de esta obra para la exitosa miniserie épica de HBO &#34;The Pacífic&#34;, en la que James Badge Dale interpreta a Robert Lekie, que está siendo retransmitida por Canal +

8 Stormy Voyage / Sandy Steele Adventures #3

Author : Robert Leckie
Genre :  Classics  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $1.99
Release Date :  2017-10-20
Description :  This book is perfectly adapted for a pleasant reading on a digital reader.<br /><br /> Keywords: Stormy Voyage / Sandy Steele Adventures #3 -

9 Troubled Waters / Sandy Steele Adventures #6

Author : Robert Leckie
Genre :  Classics  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $1.99
Release Date :  2017-10-21
Description :  This book is perfectly adapted for a pleasant reading on a digital reader.<br /><br /> Keywords: Troubled Waters / Sandy Steele Adventures #6 -



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