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Leckie | Robert


First Edition | First Printing



First edition of Okinawa: The Last Battle of World War II, with a great inscription by the author, Robert Leckie.

Octavo, x, [2], 220pp. Light gray boards, black cloth spine. First edition statement with a full number line on the copyright page. Light finger marks to covers, rubbing to spine. Publisher’s dust jacket, near fine, $24.95 on front flap, light shelf wear, bright illustrations.

Signed by Robert Leckie on bookplate, affixed to front free endpaper, with great inscription: “If Okinawa had not fallen, Japan would have become the world’s bloodiest battleground, Robert Leckie.”

Robert Leckie (1920-2001) was a United States Marine and military historian. His war memoir, Helmet For My Pillow, was an autobiographical look at Private First Class Robert Leckie’s service in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. He was assigned to the Pacific theater, where he participated in the Guadalcanal Campaign, Battle of Peleliu and Okinawa invasion. Helmet for my Pillow and With the Old Breed by Eugene Sledge, were the basis of the HBO miniseries, The Pacific. Robert Leckie died in 2001.

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New York


Viking Press


First Edition, First Printing

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Near Fine

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Near Fine


Leckie | Robert

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