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HELMET FOR MY PILLOW From Parris Island to the Pacific

by | Read by John Allen Nelson

Biography & Memoir • 10.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1957

The late author, who was a journalist before he joined the Marine Corps in 1942, wrote a humorous history of his WWII experiences. His literary talent allowed him to document the lighter side of military life, even in the midst of deployment and combat. The author’s substitution of the unprintable barracks words with longer and proper ones gives the stories a pleasant punch. Narrator John Nelson adds to the fun with perfect voices for the sergeants, the Australian girls, and Leckie's drunken friends. Nelson adapts to the author’s short sentences, delivering them with the directness of a vintage newsreel announcer. Written in 1957, these firsthand memories come from a bright mind. J.A.H. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2010]

Trade Ed. • Tantor Media • 2010

CD ISBN 9781400110506 $34.99 • Nine CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781400160501 $24.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Tantor Media • 2010

CD ISBN 9781400140503 $69.99 • Nine CDs

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