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Matterhorn : a novel of the Vietnam War

Author: Karl Marlantes
Publisher: London : Corvus, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A young Marine lieutenant and his comrades are dropped into the mountain jungle of Vietnam to fight not only the North Vietnamese but the mud, leeches, disease and malnutrion. Almost as daunting are the obstacles they find beteen each other: racial tension, competing ambitions and duplicious superior officers.
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Genre/Form: War fiction
War stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karl Marlantes
ISBN: 9781848874954 1848874952 9781848874947 1848874944
OCLC Number: 649287966
Awards: Short-listed for IMPAC DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD 2012 (UK)
Description: 600 pages : illustrations, chart, maps ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Novel of the Vietnam War.
Responsibility: Karl Marlantes.

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Written by a highly decorated war veteran over the course of thirty years, Matterhorn is a spellbinding and unforgettable novel that brings to life an entire world - both its horrors and its thrills  Read more...

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'A terrific, towering novel. Marine Lieutenant Marlantes does for the Vietnam War what Lieutenant Sassoon did for the war in Flanders; what Sergeant Mailer did for the war in the Pacific; what Read more...

 
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