In this intensely powerful memoir, Americas preeminent biographerhistorian, who has written so brilliantly about World War II, looks back at his own early life and tells his firtsthand account of the war in the Pacific.
I enjoy personal memoirs of war, and this one is good, but it is a slow read because the author writes in a style where he has to use all the various skills and tools of the writer to describe every event, every land feature, etc. it makes it a slow read. I find myself waiting for when is the action going to begin. it is a good book and well written, just slow. A helmet for my pillow is well written also. The difference is A Helmet for my Pillow ais fast paced, you don't want to put it down.So yes, read it, but be patient!