matterhorn a novel of the vietnam war

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Matterhorn

Author : Karl Marlantes
ISBN : 0802197167
Genre : Fiction
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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.

What It Is Like To Go To War

Author : Karl Marlantes
ISBN : 9780857893796
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In 1968, at the age of 22, Karl Marlantes abandoned his Oxford University scholarship to sign up for active service with the US Marine Corps in Vietnam. Pitched into a war that had no defined military objective other than kill ratios and body counts, what he experienced over the next thirteen months in the jungles of South East Asia shook him to the core. But what happened when he came home covered with medals was almost worse. It took Karl four decades to come to terms with what had really happened, during the course of which he painstakingly constructed a fictionalized version of his war, MATTERHORN, which has subsequently been hailed as the definitive Vietnam novel. WHAT IT IS LIKE TO GO TO WAR takes us back to Vietnam, but this time there is no fictional veil. Here are the hard-won truths that underpin MATTERHORN: the author's real-life experiences behind the book's indelible scenes. But it is much more than this. It is part exorcism of Karl's own experiences of combat, part confession, part philosophical primer for the young man about to enter combat. It It is also a devastatingly frank answer to the questions 'What is it like to be a soldier?' What is it like to face death?' and 'What is it like to kill someone?'

Edinburgh Companion To Twentieth Century British And American War Literature

Author : Adam Piette
ISBN : 9780748653935
Genre : History
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The first reference book to deal so fully and incisively with the cultural representations of war in 20th-century English and US literature and film. The volume covers the two World Wars as well as specific conflicts that generated literary and imaginativ

The American Novel Of War

Author : Wallis R. Sanborn, III
ISBN : 9780786438631
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"This work establishes the American Novel of War as its own sub-genre within the greater American Literature of War genre. Each chapter identifies a defining characteristic, analyzes existing criticism, and explores the characteristic in American war novels of record. Topics include violence, war rhetoric, the death of noncombatants, and terrain as an enemy"--Provided by publisher.

Air Force Officer S Guide

Author : Stephen E. Wright
ISBN : 9780811760157
Genre : Reference
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Air Force officers of all ranks, from cadets to generals, both active duty and reserves, will find this revised edition essential reading for a successful career.

Hook Up

Author : William P Singley
ISBN : 9781497640252
Genre : Fiction
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It was an Army between wars. Korea was a fresh memory for some soldiers and Vietnam was only an insignificant blip on the military radar. It was an Army in which reluctant draftees mixed with aimless volunteers looking for adventure and ways to test or confirm their manhood. In those days and in that Army, “hook up” was a jump command for paratroopers rather than a romantic liaison. Hook Up: A Novel of Fort Bragg takes us inside that Army and introduces fascinating characters who are struggling to become paratroopers and survive in a starch-stiff U.S. Army airborne regiment based at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. Side-by-side in that demanding trek are officers like Lieutenant Sy Margolin, a potential nebbish who instead becomes a strong leader, and enlisted men like Privates Willie Patterson and Scott Breslin, who challenge authority every step of the way to winning their paratrooper wings. In Hook Up we get a close-up, very personal, and fascinating look at an Army that no longer exists—an Army populated with soldiers who have either learned hard life lessons or are about to learn them in a crucible where failure can land you in the stockade or in the morgue. From the rigors of barracks life to the raucous off-post adventures to the thrilling jump sequences, Hook Up is a fast-paced, thrilling story of military excellence pursued and human innocence lost.

Novels About Guerrilla Warfare

Author : Books Llc
ISBN : 1158212666
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (novels not included). Pages: 23. Chapters: Vietnam War novels, For Whom the Bell Tolls, Brotherhood of War, The Turner Diaries, The Quiet American, In the Lake of the Woods, The Short-Timers, First Blood, Bao Ninh, Going After Cacciato, The Phantom Blooper, Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War, Fallen Angels, The Sentimentalists, The Clansman, Guerrillas, A Tract of Time, Out of the Fire, Fields of Fire, A Nghu Night Falls, There I Was: The War of Corporal Henry J Morris, USMC, Charlie Don't Live Here Anymore, A Rock and a Hard Place, Main Force Assault, The Barracks Thief, Saigon, Meditations in Green, The Squad. Excerpt: The Brotherhood of War is a series of novels written by W. E. B. Griffin about the United States Army from the Second World War through the Vietnam War. The story centers around the careers of four U.S. Army officers who were lieutenants in the early 1940s. The series is notable for the amount of attention it does not devote to combat-rather than skipping forward, it follows the main characters though their peacetime service as the Army evolves in the forties, fifties and sixties, particularly in the development of Army Aviation and the Special Forces. Sandy Felter is a son of Jewish immigrants who resigns while a Cadet Corporal during his third year in the Corps of Cadets of the United States Military Academy (or West Point) to accept a direct commission as a 2nd Lieutenant and a German and Russian linguist in the last year of World War II. While doing so he is instrumental in locating a group of allied POWs and assists in their repatriation. He subsequently goes to Ranger and Parachute school and serves as a 1st Lt. in Greece under Lt. Col Paul T Hanrahan, and with 2nd Lt. Craig W Lowell who becomes his best friend. Afterwards, he serves in Berlin as an intelligence officer. During the Korean War he co...

The Poets Writers Guide To The Book Deal

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Talking Book Topics

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Genre : Talking books
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Library And Book Trade Almanac 2011

Author : Information Today Inc
ISBN : 1573874124
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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