Matterhorn: a novel of the Vietnam War

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An incredible publishing story-written over the course of thirty years by a highly decorated Vietnam veteran, a New York Times bestseller for sixteen weeks, a National Indie Next, and a USA Today bestseller-Matterhorn has been hailed as a "brilliant account of war" (New York Times Book Review). Matterhorn is an epic war novel in the tradition of Norman Mailer's The Naked and the Dead and James Jones' The Thin Red Line. It is the timeless 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. Standing in their way are not merely the North Vietnamese but also monsoon rain and mud, leeches and tigers, disease and malnutrition. Almost as daunting, it turns out, are the obstacles they discover between each other: racial tension, competing ambitions, and duplicitous superior officers. But when the company finds itself surrounded and outnumbered by a massive enemy regiment, the marines are thrust into the raw and all-consuming terror of combat. The experience will change them forever. Matterhorn is a visceral and spellbinding novel about what it is like to be a young man at war. It is an unforgettable story that transforms the tragedy of Vietnam into a powerful and universal story of courage, camaraderie, and sacrifice-a parable not only of the war in Vietnam but of all war, and a testament to the redemptive power of literature. A bonus PDF is included, with maps, a Chain of Command hierarchy, a glossary, and other interesting facts and information. To access the PDF, click here
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subject_facet Electronic books, United States. -- Marine Corps -- Fiction, Vietnam -- Fiction, Vietnam -- History -- Fiction, Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Fiction, War stories
title_display Matterhorn : a novel of the Vietnam War
title_full Matterhorn : a novel of the Vietnam War / Karl Marlantes, Matterhorn : a novel of the Vietnam War [electronic resource] / Karl Marlantes, Matterhorn A Novel of the Vietnam War, Matterhorn [compact disc] : [a novel of the Vietnam War] / Karl Marlantes
title_short Matterhorn :
title_sub a novel of the Vietnam War
topic_facet Electronic books, Fiction, Historical Fiction, History, Vietnam War, 1961-1975