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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
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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
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345299
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Midwest
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Marlantes, Karl
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • United States
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam
Target audience
adult
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a novel of the Vietnam War
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Matterhorn: : a novel of the Vietnam War, Karl Marlantes
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Publication
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11779272
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780802197160
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11779272
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11779272
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Matterhorn: : a novel of the Vietnam War, Karl Marlantes
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11779272
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780802197160
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11779272
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11779272
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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