A new edition of the classic memoir, originally published in the 1950s, which inspired the epic Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg HBO series "The Pacific". Leckie was 21 when he enlisted in the US Marine Corps in January 1942, and here he tells his story, from boot camp to raging battles in the Pacific. 'A powerful book that pulls no punches' "The New York Review Of Books"
Following a childhood full of extraordinary events and meetings with spirits, Tony knew from the age of sixteen that he was destined to use his paranormal powers and be a medium. He teaches at the College of Psychic Studies in South Kensington, London. Since the transmission of his widely acclaimed series, Street Psychic, which changed many people's belief about the afterlife, Tony has made other programmes including Psychic School, which featured ghostbusts in haunted places, and Psychic Detective for Living TV, and has been on extensive tours of the UK, Europe and New Zealand. Tony lives in Essex.
"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