Helmut For My Pillow Pdf
Please Sign Up to Read or Download "Helmut For My Pillow Pdf" eBooks in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl and Mobi. Start your FREE month now! Click Download or Read Now button to sign up and download/read Helmut For My Pillow Pdf books. Fast Download Speed ~100% Satisfaction Guarantee ~Commercial & Ad Free
📒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.
📒The Mourning After ✍ John Ibson
✏The Mourning After Book Summary : On the battlefields of World War II, with their fellow soldiers as the only shield between life and death, a generation of American men found themselves connecting with each other in new and profound ways. Back home after the war, however, these intimacies faced both scorn and vicious homophobia. The Mourning After makes sense of this cruel irony, telling the story of the unmeasured toll exacted upon generations of male friendships. John Ibson draws evidence from the contrasting views of male closeness depicted in WWII-era fiction by Gore Vidal and John Horne Burns, as well as from such wide-ranging sources as psychiatry texts, child development books, the memoirs of veterans’ children, and a slew of vernacular snapshots of happy male couples. In this sweeping reinterpretation of the postwar years, Ibson argues that a prolonged mourning for tenderness lost lay at the core of midcentury American masculinity, leaving far too many men with an unspoken ache that continued long after the fighting stopped, forever damaging their relationships with their wives, their children, and each other.
📒Coal Bloom ✍ Thurman I. Miller
✏Coal Bloom Book Summary : Combining original essays, historical material, and interviews, Coal Bloom draws a stark portrait of a generation struggling through the Depression and the Great War to create an entirely new America. Coal Bloom combines the steadfast patriotism of the Greatest Generation with the pride, resourcefulness and humor unique to Appalachians. With fifty rare photographs, original illustrations, an extensive bibliography, and dozens of endnotes, Coal Bloom is a gripping, distinctly American tale of honor and self-reliance across ten tumultuous decades.
📒The Battle Over Peleliu ✍ Stephen C. Murray
✏The Battle Over Peleliu Book Summary : An ethnographic and historical account of the commercial, cultural, and military encroachment by Japan and the United States on the island nation of Palau, and specifically Peleliu Island, The Battle over Peleliu focuses on the battle that devastated Peleliu during World War II.
📒You Ll Be Sor Ree ✍ Sid Phillips
✏You ll Be Sor Ree Book Summary : The author recounts his experiences as a teenaged marine from Alabama who enlisted immediately after Pearl Harbor, took part in the invasion of Guadalcanal as part of the 1st Marine Division, and attended Officers Candidate School.
📒The Buffalo Soldiers ✍ William H. Leckie
✏The Buffalo Soldiers Book Summary : Negro soldiers who wanted to remain in the United States Army after the Civil War were organized into the Ninth and Tenth Cavalry Regiments. Their service in controlling hostile Indians on the Great Plains during the next twenty years was as invaluable as it was unrecognized.
✏Tentara sukarela Book Summary :