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📒Helmet For My Pillow ✍ Robert Leckie
✏Helmet for My Pillow Book Summary : 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. 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. Now producers Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, and Gary Goetzman, the men behind Band of Brothers, have adapted material from Helmet for My Pillow for HBO’s epic miniseries The Pacific, which will thrill and edify a whole new generation. From the Trade Paperback edition.
📒Exam Prep For Helmet For My Pillow ✍ David Mason
✏Exam Prep for Helmet for My Pillow Book Summary : Political science is a social science which deals with systems of governance, and the analysis of political activities, political thoughts, and political behavior. This book provides over 2,000 Exam Prep questions and answers to accompany the text Helmet for My Pillow Items include highly probable exam items: Legislature, Austria, Prior restraint, Suffrage, Communist party, Welfare reform, Federalism, Hurricane Katrina, Oligarchy, Vietnam War, Common Sense, Establishment clause, capitalism, and more.
📒Pacific Helmet For My Pillow With The Old Breed Collection ✍ HUGH. LECKIE AMBROSE (ROBERT. SLEDGE, EUGENE B.)
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📒Grass For My Pillow ✍ Saiichi Maruya
✏Grass For My Pillow Book Summary : First published in Japanese in 1966, the debut novel of the critically acclaimed author of Singular Rebellion is an unusual portrait of a deeply taboo subject in twentieth-century Japanese society: resistance to the draft in World War II. In 1940 Shokichi Hamada is a conscientious objector who dodges military service by simply disappearing from society, taking to the country as an itinerant peddler by the name of Sugiura until the end of the war in 1945. In 1965, Hamada works as a clerk at a conservative university, his war resistance a dark secret of the past that present-day events force into the light, confronting him with unexpected consequences of his refusal to conform twenty years earlier.
📒Columbus Avenue Boys ✍ David Carratura
✏Columbus Avenue Boys Book Summary : Salvatore Esposito, Anthony Albanese, and Christopher Cameronthe Columbus Avenue Boysare somewhat related, as they share lineage back to before the turn of century. Having grown up together in a small community north of New York City, each became successful in his own right. Chris moved to Dallas to be a portfolio manager with a financial firm while Sal and Tony earn their living the hard wayby being enforcers and major earners for the mob. Tonys grandfather, Pops Scala, tells them a horrific secret from the Scalamarri family past: twelve members of their family were massacred at the hands of Bugsy Siegel and his ruthless gang from Murder Inc. in 1935. Pops was the sole witness and lone survivor, and he was more than happy to pull the trigger and end Bugsys murderous life. Now fifty years later, Pops convinces the Columbus Avenue Boys they must leave the underworld life for good. Since one cannot just give two weeks notice to the Gambino crime family, the three blood brothers devise a plan to infiltrate the inner workings of the Mafia in the 1990s to avenge the massacre in their family tree. Columbus Avenue Boys chronicles the Scalamarri family tree throughout the twentieth century and presents a historical perspective of the life and struggles of an Italian immigrant family as well as that of Americas organized crime.
📒A Life Disturbed ✍ Merrel D. Clubb, Jr.
✏A Life Disturbed Book Summary : An exceptional storyteller with an analytical eye, Merrel Clubb has gathered the letters he sent his parents from the Pacific Theater of World War II and his subsequent reflections on that war and on his life into a kind of then-and-now memoir. The letters are a treasure trove of humor, anxiety, and hope, revealing a young man thrust into a war that he does not understand. Through this exceptional portal on the past, we learn of the tragic absurdity of war, of a soldier trained for naval warfare but sent into land battle with weapons he'd never before fired; of command post latrines at which even commanding officers were sitting ducks; of the ghoulish trophies and mementos that soldiers collected from the battlefields. The letters describe a vivid cast of characters, from Clubb's childhood friend who instilled a love of poetry in his comrades to the hillbilly singer and the prostitute with whom the young Clubb had varied amorous adventures. But the most compelling figure in this narrative is, of course, Clubb himself, an intellectual who carried Jane Austen and Joseph Conrad along with his tommy gun; who used books as a fortification for his foxhole, discovering upon waking one morning that "Ouspensky stopped a bullet"; and who, in a darkly humorous moment, wrote home that "Plato is pretty consoling, because I can always think that somewhere there is a perfect hell of a navy of which this is but an imitation or representation." Returning to these letters years later prompts Clubb to look again at the Second World War and at the atomic bomb that ended it. In an analysis as useful to understanding our own historical moment as it is to reconsidering the past, Clubb counters the conventional wisdom shared by veterans and civilians alike, particularly regarding the concept of a "just war." For Clubb, as for so many veterans, the war does not end with the victory over Japan. Despite the intervening years, Clubb finds that the haunting episodes experienced over half a century ago echo still. Even in the solitude of the forest, in the hunting parties he meets, in the animals he himself kills, he hears again the sound of battle, sees again the faces of the victims of war. Part letters, part memoir, and part scholarly analysis, this volume ranges over a vast, colorful, and weighted territory. From the battles and respites in the Pacific Islands, to the night clubs and call girls of mainland San Francisco and San Diego; from the relative quiet of his aptly named hometown, Stillwater, to the similarly quiet Montana backcountry, Clubb's narrative explores the psychological terrain of a life disturbed, and forever changed, by war.
📒Mulcahey S Meatheads ✍ Vernon Holmberg
✏Mulcahey s Meatheads Book Summary : TEXT FOR AUTHOR BIO: Vernon D. Holmberg made sculpture for twenty-seven years and supported his family with military-industrial complex editorial work before taking to writing fiction in 1984. He has written over two hundred short stories, finished two novels, drafted two more, and finished a collection of essays in Sport is Dangerous to your Health. TEXT FOR BOOK DESCRIPTION: Mulcahey's Meatheads are 200 civilians in transformation to infantry riflemen. Fat and lazy Ernest Ohmstead is one. Drafted in to the U.S. Army on St. Patrick's Day, 1953 he gets into trouble with questions in Fort Sheridan and subsequently in Camp Polk, Louisiana. His curiosity attracts the attention of Sergeant Mulcahey, the First Sergeant. Mulcahey makes it his personal vendetta to break Ohmstead's body and spirit and subjects Ohmstead to degradation and scorn for his person and ideas. Because of his Reserve Officers Training Corp experience in college and his dismal performance at military athletics, Ohmstead is maliciously promoted to acting sergeant. He is forced to be mean and nasty to the eight inept men he is assigned to teach to march. He and his 'spastics' (the fifth platoon) are constantly called for extra duty in the blistering heat doing dirty, sweaty, labor. Mulcahey constantly reminds the meatheads that they are worthless human trash. He uses military training techniques with them to mold them into obedient soldiers. Ohmstead resists, yet succombs to the training method. he emerges a professional infantryman: lean, mean, fit, proud, and trained to kill. So much so he is disappointed at the armistice signed at Panmunjon.
📒1942 ✍ Winston Groom
✏1942 Book Summary : America’s first year in World War II, chronicled in this “page-turner” by the Pulitzer Prize–nominated author of Forrest Gump and The Generals (Publishers Weekly). On December 7, 1941, an unexpected attack on American territory pulled an unprepared country into a terrifying new brand of warfare. To the generation of Americans who lived through it, the Second World War was the defining event of the twentieth century, and the defining moments of that war were played out in the year 1942. This account covers the Allies’ relentless defeats as the Axis overran most of Europe, North Africa, and the Far East. But by midyear the tide began to turn. The United States finally went on the offensive in the Pacific. In the West, the British defeated Rommel’s panzer divisions at El Alamein while the US Army began to push the Germans out of North Africa. By the year’s end, the smell of victory was in the air. 1942, told with Winston Groom’s accomplished storyteller’s eye, allows us into the admirals’ strategy rooms, onto the battlefronts, and into the heart of a nation at war. “When not drawing in readers with the narrative, Groom is impressing them with his masterful analyses.” —The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Groom has done an artful job of blending the many stories of 1942.” —The Anniston Star
📒Since My Last Confession ✍ Scott Pomfret
✏Since My Last Confession Book Summary : Presents a personal account by a Catholic homosexual who describes his lesser-known work as an erotica author, his relationship with his atheist partner, and the life lessons he learned from a gay priest.
📒The Time Of My Life ✍ IRWIN WILLIAM SCHENKER
✏The Time of My Life Book Summary : THE TIME OF MY LIFE by IRWIN WILLIAM SCHENKER