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This is an auction for MATTERHORN by Karl Marlantes.

"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 story of a Marine lieutenant, Waino Mellas, and his comrades in Bravo Company, who are dropped into the mountain jungle of Vietnam. 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 officers. But when the company finds itself surrounded and outnumbered by an 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, It is destined to become a classic of combat literature."

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: A graduate of Yale University and a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, Karl Marlantes served as a Marine in Vietnam, where he was awarded the Navy Cross, the Bronze Star, two Navy Commendation Medals for valour, two Purple Hearts and ten air medals."

Hardback 2011.

703 pages.

Very good condition.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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