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Robert Leckie

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Robert Leckie was the author of more than thirty works of military history as well as Marines, a collection of short stories, and Lord, What a Family!, a memoir. Raised in Rutherford, New Jersey, he started writing professionally at age sixteen, covering sports for The Bergen Evening Record of Hackensack. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on the day following the attack on Pearl Harbor, going on to serve as a machine gunner and as an intelligence scout and participating in all 1st Marine Division campaigns except  Okinawa.  Leckie was awarded five battle stars, the Naval Commendation Medal with... Read More

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Challenge for the Pacific
Guadalcanal: The Turning Point of the War
Written by Robert Leckie


Format: eBook, 448 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: October 26, 2010
Price: $11.99

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Challenge for the Pacific
Guadalcanal: The Turning Point of the War
Written by Robert Leckie


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: October 26, 2010
Price: $16.00

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Helmet for My Pillow
From Parris Island to the Pacific
Written by Robert Leckie


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: February 2, 2010
Price: $16.00

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... Read more >
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Helmet for My Pillow
From Parris Island to the Pacific
Written by Robert Leckie


Format: eBook
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: February 2, 2010
Price: $11.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.
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