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Leckie, Robert 1920-2001

Overview
Works: 208 works in 657 publications in 7 languages and 25,641 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Drama  War television programs  Television mini-series  Historical television programs  Juvenile works  Personal narratives  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Naval history 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee, Artist, Author of introduction
Classifications: E181, 973
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The wars of America by Robert Leckie( Book )

40 editions published between 1967 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive account of American military history also considers political, economic, and cultural factors involved
Conflict : the history of the Korean War, 1950-53 by Robert Leckie( Book )

18 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the Korean War and of the American soldier as he fought against tremendous political and military odds. It is drawn from published sources, interviews, personal experiences and combat records
Okinawa : the last battle of World War II by Robert Leckie( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 1,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the efforts to seize the island of Okinawa, a decisive battle for the U.S. military that led to the final victory over Japan
Delivered from evil : the saga of World War II by Robert Leckie( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 1,331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A few acres of snow : the saga of the French and Indian Wars by Robert Leckie( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 1,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The title of the book comes from a quotation from Voltaire, and "Leckie's sweeping account shows us exactly why we speak English today instead of French--and reminds us how easily things might have gone the other way."--Jacket
None died in vain : the saga of the American Civil War by Robert Leckie( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the American Civil War with profiles of soldiers and political leaders from both sides
George Washington's war : the saga of the American Revolution by Robert Leckie( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this third volume of brilliant narratives of important events in American history, Robert Leckie brings alive the dramatic story of the American Revolution - just as he caught the drama and excitement of World War II in Delivered from Evil and the Civil War in None Died in Vain. With tremendous narrative pace, remarkable skill at portraying important and fascinating people, a sharp eye for colorful details, and an all-encompassing grasp of historical developments and military action, Leckie traces the course of events from the causes of the break between the American colonies and the British government to the surrender of Lord Cornwallis to George Washington at Yorktown. His descriptions of the many battles - the slaughter and confusion at Concord and Lexington, the Redcoats charging the Continental lines at Bunker Hill, the painful American setbacks at Brandywine and Germantown, and hard-won victories at Saratoga and by John Paul Jones over HMS Serapis at sea - are vivid and exciting. Leckie makes the disputes that caused the conflict - unfair taxes and tariffs, the lack of colonial representation in Parliament - come alive with his descriptions of the Boston Tea Party, the writings of Samuel Adams, and the oratory of Patrick Henry. And his in-depth profiles of the dozens of leading figures on both sides are sprightly and insightful: Washington struggling to keep his army intact despite meager support from the Continental Congress and betrayals by traitors Charles Lee and Benedict Arnold; the ponderous George III in London and his generals in America - Howe, Clinton, Cornwallis, Tarleton, "Gentleman Johnny" Burgoyne, and more; and American commanders like Hamilton, Gates, Greene, Ethan Allen, Morgan, and "Mad Anthony" Wayne. George Washington's War is solid history that reads like superior fiction
Challenge for the Pacific; Guadalcanal, the turning point of the war by Robert Leckie( Book )

22 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in English and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of the hundred-day World War II battle at Guadalcanal in which Americans seized the offensive from the Japanese
Strong men armed : the United States Marines against Japan by Robert Leckie( Book )

18 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Strong Men Armed relates the U.S. Marines' unprecedented, relentless drive across the Pacific during World War II, from Guadalcanal to Okinawa, detailing their struggle to dislodge from heavily fortified islands an entrenched enemy who had vowed to fight to extinction - and did. (All but three of the Marines' victories required the complete annihilation of the Japanese defending force.) As scout and machine-gunner for the First Marine Division, the author fought in all its engagements till his wounding at Peleliu. Here he uses firsthand experience and impeccable research to re-create the nightmarish battles. The result is both an exciting chronicle and a moving tribute to the thousands of men who died in reeking jungles and on palm-studded beaches, thousands of miles from home and fifty years before their time, of whom Admiral Chester W. Nimitz once said, "Uncommon valor was a common virtue."Strong Men Armed includes over a dozen maps, a chronology of the war in the Pacific, the Marine Medal of Honor Winners in World War II, and Marine Corps aces in World War II."--Description taken from Goodreads.com
From sea to shining sea : from the War of 1812 to the Mexican War, the saga of America's expansion by Robert Leckie( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the times and people of a new democratic government challenged with survival by pirates, wars with England and Mexico, and governing new lands
The story of World War II by Robert Leckie( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book describes the military events and campaigns of World War II from it's start, with Germany's lightening invasion of Poland on September 1, 1939, to it's end in the Pacific on September 2, 1945, when Japan signed the surrender in Tokyo Bay
American and Catholic by Robert Leckie( Book )

5 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Warfare by Robert Leckie( Book )

6 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The battle for Iwo Jima by Robert Leckie( Book )

4 editions published between 1967 and 2004 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A day-by-day account of the United States Marine Corps battle on the black sands and in the green jungles of the Pacific island which brought the Second World War to Japan
The story of World War I by S. L. A Marshall( Book )

12 editions published between 1965 and 1970 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the events of World War II, from Germany's invasion of Poland to the end of the titanic conflict in the Pacific
Great American battles. Illustrated with maps, prints, and photos by Robert Leckie( Book )

4 editions published between 1968 and 2003 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A review of America's major wars, from the French and Indian War to the War in Korea, with emphasis on eleven important battles: Quebec, Trenton, New Orleans, Mexico City, Chancellorsville, Appomattox, Santiago, Belleau Wood, Guadalcanal, Normandy, and Pusan-Inchon
The story of football by Robert Leckie( Book )

7 editions published between 1965 and 1973 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of football in the United States from the first intercollegiate game in 1869 to the most current Super Bowl game
Helmet for my pillow by Robert Leckie( )

8 editions published between 1957 and 2010 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author renders war as it was from boot camp to the shock of real combat
The world turned upside down; the story of the American Revolution by Robert Leckie( Book )

3 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the Revolutionary War from its causes to the Battle of Yorktown and the surrender of Cornwallis
Helmet for my pillow by Robert Leckie( Book )

22 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The booze, glory and courage of a U.S. Marine during World War II are recounted by one who experienced it
 
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A few acres of snow : the saga of the French and Indian Wars
Alternative Names
Barlow, Roger

Barlow, Roger 1920-

Barlow, Roger 1920-2001

Porter, Mark

Porter, Mark 1920-

Porter, Mark 1920-2001

Robert Leckie Amerikaans journalist

Robert Leckie amerikansk författare

Robert Leckie escriptor estatunidenc

Robert Leckie escritor estadounidense

Robert Leckie militare, scrittore e storico statunitense

Robert Leckie US-amerikanischer Soldat, Journalist und Autor vorwiegend militärhistorischer Werke

Леки, Роберт

רוברט לקי סופר אמריקאי

レッキー, ロバート

ロバート・レッキー

羅伯特·萊基 (作家)

羅伯特·里奇

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Conflict : the history of the Korean War, 1950-53Okinawa : the last battle of World War IIDelivered from evil : the saga of World War IIA few acres of snow : the saga of the French and Indian WarsNone died in vain : the saga of the American Civil WarGeorge Washington's war : the saga of the American RevolutionChallenge for the Pacific; Guadalcanal, the turning point of the warStrong men armed : the United States Marines against Japan