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To read on a device from site, here is the ebook in mobi format. Robert Leckie's “Helmet for My Pillow” has been my single favorite. In Helmet for My Pillow we follow his odyssey, from basic training on Parris Unparalleled in its immediacy and accuracy, Helmet for My Pillow. Editorial Reviews. Review. “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.
He presents his story through a framework of symbolism, simile, and metaphor; almost no character is identified by actual name but instead by title or attribute that the author chooses to best typify them.
He writes of officers who only venture into the lines when they hear that Leckie has somehow obtained a box of cigars; true to his status as a carefree private he ensures that they receive none. Spearmint they follow out of respect and admiration; Commando they follow because they are Marines, and Marines follow orders. The juxtaposition of leadership types and styles from the perspective of an articulate young private is an object lesson that all Marine leaders should heed, and there is no finer case study than Helmet for My Pillow.
The book should not be read only for the study in leadership, but also from the perspective of a Marine engaged in a seemingly endless conflict. Leckie speaks of timeless war where rumors of returning home rise and fall with the completion of each assault.
He chronicles the chaotic creation of a newly formed division as it prepares to fight; the murderous landings and campaigns in Guadalcanal, New Britain, and Peleliu; and the adventures and misadventures of liberty in Australia.
His writing style is not the staccato regurgitation of battle lines, company positions, and enemy orders of battle, but instead it is the wrenching and visceral viewpoint of a machinegunner in a dank and slimy pit who waits in the dark for the yellow peril to blot him savagely from existence.
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He speaks easily of the petrifying terror felt by them all when the banzai charges came, and of the following relief when the attacks are repulsed and the field of battle is thick with the corpses of slain Japanese soldiers. He writes much as Norman Mailer did in The Naked and the Dead; his story is about the military experience but is not intended to be a military book.
He writes of life and love and, most intensely, of fear: I had not looked into its foliage before the darkness and now I fancied it infested with Japanese. Everything and all the world became my enemy, and soon my very body betrayed me and became my foe.
I lay quivering, in that rotten hole while the darkness gathered and all creation conspired for my heart. How long?
I lay for an eternity. There was no time. Time had disintegrated in that black void.
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Colonel Michael Grice. Like the light that comes up suddenly in a darkened theatre, daylight came quickly. I learn a little more each time I read it, and it is so well written that I look forward to reading it again.
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