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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
Title variation
Novel of the Vietnam War
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 from opposing forces as well as on their home turf. Marine lieutenant and platoon commander Waino Mellas is braving a 13-month tour in Quang-Tri province, where he is assigned to a fire-support base and befriends Hawke, older at 22; both learn about life, loss, and the horrors of war. Jungle rot, leeches dropping from tree branches, malnourishment, drenching monsoons, mudslides, exposure to Agent Orange, and wild animals wreak havoc as brigade members face punishing combat and grapple with bitterness, rage, disease, alcoholism, and hubris. A decorated Vietnam veteran, the author clearly understands his playing field (including military jargon that can get lost in translation), and by examining both the internal and external struggles of the battalion, he brings a long, torturous war back to life with realistic characters and authentic, thrilling combat sequences. Marlantes's debut may be daunting in length, but it remains a grand, distinctive accomplishment. - Publisher Weekly
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
Tone
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
  • charts
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.A76594
LC item number
M38 2010
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 category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
15883247
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
598 pages
Isbn
9780802119285
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, chart, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn501071580
  • (OCoLC)501071580
Label
Matterhorn : a novel of the Vietnam War, Karl Marlantes
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
15883247
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
598 pages
Isbn
9780802119285
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, chart, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn501071580
  • (OCoLC)501071580

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