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The Resource Matterhorn : a novel of the Vietnam War, Karl Marlantes

Matterhorn : a novel of the Vietnam War, Karl Marlantes

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Matterhorn : a novel of the Vietnam War
Title
Matterhorn
Title remainder
a novel of the Vietnam War
Statement of responsibility
Karl Marlantes
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Intense, powerful, and compelling, "Matterhorn" is an epic war novel in the tradition of Norman Mailer's "The Naked and the Dead" and James Jones's "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. Written by a highly decorated Marine 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--and seems destined to become a classic of combat literature
Summary
Lieutenant Waino Mellas and his fellow Marines venture into the mountain jungle of Vietnam as boys and fight their way into manhood, confronting external obstacles as well as racial tension, competing ambitions, and underhanded officers
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Writing style
Award
  • Indies' Choice Book Awards, Adult Debut, 2011.
  • James Fenimore Cooper Prize, 2011
  • W. Y. Boyd Literary Award, 2011.
  • ALA Notable Book, 2011.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2010
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
345299
Cataloging source
EGM
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a novel of the Vietnam War
Label
Matterhorn : a novel of the Vietnam War, Karl Marlantes
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
597 pages
Isbn
9780802145314
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 1/510353
  • OCoLC
Label
Matterhorn : a novel of the Vietnam War, Karl Marlantes
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
597 pages
Isbn
9780802145314
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 1/510353
  • OCoLC

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