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Matterhorn : a novel of the Vietnam War

Author: Karl Marlantes
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press : Distributed by Publishers Group West, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In the tradition of Norman Mailer's "The Naked and the Dead" and James Jones's "The Thin Red Line," Marlantes tells the powerful and compelling story of a young Marine lieutenant, Waino Mellas, and his comrades in Bravo Company, who are dropped into the mountain jungle of Vietnam as boys and forced to fight their way into manhood.
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Genre/Form: Miscellaneous fiction
Fiction
War stories
Fictional Works
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karl Marlantes
ISBN: 9780802119285 080211928X
OCLC Number: 501071580
Notes: "Published by Atlantic Monthly Press in association with El León Literary Arts, [Berkeley, Calif.]"--Title page verso.
Description: 598 pages : map ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Karl Marlantes.

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Thirty years in the making, Marlantes's epic debut is a dense, vivid narrative spanning many months in the lives of American troops in Vietnam as they trudge across enemy lines, encountering danger  Read more...

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"Visceral . . . Evocative . . . We feel the Marines' exhaustion as they dig gun pits, carry dead and wounded comrades, and nearly die from hunger. . . . We hear the scream of the M-16s, the thunk of Read more...

 
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