"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
"One hell of a book! The real stuff that proves the U.S. Marines are the greatest fighting men on earth!" (Leon Uris, author of Battle Cry)
Robert Leckie's gripping memoir of fighting as a US Marine in World War 2, which inspired the epic Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg HBO series, The Pacific