Matterhorn

By: Marlantes, Karl

Price: $117.00

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Book Condition: Near Fine


598pp. 8vo. Blue cloth on boards with gilt lettering on spine, full number line (10 11 12 13 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1), tight and unread. Head of spine slightly bumped and with a small crease. Signed by author on full title page. Glossary of Weapons, Technical Terms, Slang, and Jargon is at back of book. At the front are maps and a Chain of Command and Principal Character chart. Author's first book written over a more than 30-year period. A riveting read. Brodart protected.


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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.

Title: Matterhorn

Author Name: Marlantes, Karl

Categories: Fiction,

Edition: First

Publisher: New York, Atlantic Monthly Press/El Léon Arts: 2010

ISBN Number: 080211928X

ISBN Number 13: 9780802119285

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: fine Jacket

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 000859

Keywords: Collectible - Very Good; Signed; Dust Jacket - Like New,