The Resource Matterhorn

Matterhorn

Label
Matterhorn
Title
Matterhorn
Statement of responsibility
Karl Marlantes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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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Audio
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10088106
Cataloging source
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  • Marlantes, Karl
  • Pinchot, Bronson
Dewey number
813.6
PerformerNote
Read by Bronson Pinchot
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
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a novel of the Vietnam War
Label
Matterhorn
Instantiates
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
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unknown
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not applicable
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electronic
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True
Isbn
9781483076256
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other
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  • remote
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Label
Matterhorn
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
OVERDRIVE:4590f7b9-2761-4b43-97ff-e29ce17af4d2
Dimensions
not applicable
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
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True
Isbn
9781483076256
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not applicable
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not applicable
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other
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True
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unknown
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  • other
  • remote
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unknown
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