Karl Marlantes

1 Matterhorn

Author : Karl Marlantes
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $16.99
Release Date :  2010-04-01
Description :  Intense, powerful, and compelling, <i>Matterhorn</i> is an epic war novel in the tradition of Norman Mailer’s <i>The Naked and the Dead</i> and James Jones’s <i>The Thin Red Line</i>. 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.&#xa0;<br /><br />Written by a highly decorated Marine veteran over the course of thirty years, <i>Matterhorn</i> 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.

2 What It Is Like to Go to War

Author : Karl Marlantes
Genre :  Military  Books  History 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2011-08-30
Description :  <b>From the author of the award-winning, best-selling novel <i>Matterhorn</i>, comes a brilliant nonfiction book about war</b><br /><br />In 1968, at the age of twenty-three, Karl Marlantes was dropped into the highland jungle of Vietnam, an inexperienced lieutenant in command of a platoon of forty Marines who would live or die by his decisions. Marlantes survived, but like many of his brothers in arms, he has spent the last forty years dealing with his war experience. In <i>What It Is Like to Go to War</i>, Marlantes takes a deeply personal and candid look at what it is like to experience the ordeal of combat, critically examining how we might better prepare our soldiers for war. Marlantes weaves riveting accounts of his combat experiences with thoughtful analysis, self-examination, and his readings—from Homer to <i>The Mahabharata</i> to Jung. He makes it clear just how poorly prepared our nineteen-year-old warriors are for the psychological and spiritual aspects of the journey.<br /><br />Just as <i>Matterhorn</i> is already being acclaimed as acclaimed as a classic of war literature, <i>What It Is Like to Go to War</i> is set to become required reading for anyone—soldier or civilian—interested in this visceral and all too essential part of the human experience.

3 Storm of Steel

Author : Ernst Jünger, Michael Hofmann, Karl Marlantes & Neil Gower
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  History  Military 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2004-05-04
Description :  <b>The memoir widely viewed as the best account ever written of fighting in WW1</b><br /><br />A memoir of astonishing power, savagery, and ashen lyricism, <b>Storm of Steel</b> illuminates not only the horrors but also the fascination of total war, seen through the eyes of an ordinary German soldier. Young, tough, patriotic, but also disturbingly self-aware, Jünger exulted in the Great War, which he saw not just as a great national conflict but—more importantly—as a unique personal struggle. Leading raiding parties, defending trenches against murderous British incursions, simply enduring as shells tore his comrades apart, Jünger kept testing himself, braced for the death that will mark his failure. Published shortly after the war’s end, <b>Storm of Steel</b> was a worldwide bestseller and can now be rediscovered through Michael Hofmann’s brilliant new translation.<br /><br />For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500&#xa0;titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the&#xa0;series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date&#xa0;translations by award-winning translators.

4 Matterhorn

Author : Karl Marlantes
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2012-10-03
Description :  Vietnam, 1969. Il tenente dei marines Mellas, brillante e ambizioso studente di Yale, riceve il suo primo incarico di comando nella giungla al confine con il Laos. Ma la guerra non ha nulla a che fare con le simulazioni da manuale: l'intrico impenetrabile in cui si nasconde un nemico invisibile, il monsone, le paludi, le sanguisughe, la fame, le belve feroci, le mine, mettono a dura prova la fibra di Mellas e dei suoi uomini. E gli ordini contraddittori e insensati dei superiori fanno esplodere la tensione. Storia folgorante e terribile di un ragazzo che, travolto dalla follia della guerra, perde ogni certezza e ogni innocenza per diventare, malgrado tutto, uomo.

5 Retour à Matterhorn

Author : Karl Marlantes
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $17.99
Release Date :  2012-08-29
Description :  Dire une guerre aussi controversée que celle du Vietnam n’est pas aisé : à s’en tenir aux « faits », on risque de tomber dans la répétition infi nie de scènes de batailles ou de corvées. Quant à faire de ce qui se résume à tuer l’ennemi un récit héroïque, c’est aplatir la réalité sous le grandiose.<br />Et la réalité de la Compagnie Bravo dirigée par le jeune lieutenant Mellas n’a rien d’excitant. Prendre la colline de Matterhorn et la fortifier pour résister à l’armée nord-vietnamienne, puis devoir l’abandonner pour exécuter une autre tâche, sans munitions et nourriture suffisantes, et devoir la réinvestir ensuite, telle est l’aventure absurde narrée dans ce roman que la critique américaine unanime met sur le même plan que <i>Les Nus et les Morts</i>, <i>À l’Ouest, rien de nouveau</i> et <i>Catch-22</i>.&#xa0;<br />Ce que vivent ces « gamins » noirs et blancs pour la première fois intégrés dans le même corps des marines est tout à la fois terrifiant, héroïque, cruel, vain, tendre, ridicule, absurde, désespérant et sublime. Qu’ils marchent dans une jungle infestée de tigres et de sangsues, s’enfoncent dans leurs trous de combat boueux ou, pris de racisme ou de folie meurtrière, commettent l’irréparable, ils fascinent le lecteur tant la rigueur du récit est sans faille.<br /><br /><b>« Chapitre après chapitre, bataille après bataille, Marlantes pousse le lecteur dans ce qui est peut-être le roman le plus profond et dévastateur à être jamais sorti sur la guerre du Vietnam. C’est moins un livre qu’un déploiement, et l’on n’en sort pas indemne. »</b>&#xa0;<br /><i><b>The New York Times</b></i><br /><br /><b>« Roman le plus sensationnel de l’année, Retour à Matterhorn de Karl Marlantes dit le combat de toute une vie contre les démons du souvenir, de la conscience et du deuil. Exceptionnel. »</b>&#xa0;<br /><i><b>The Observer</b></i>

6 Matterhorn

Author : Karl Marlantes
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Historical 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2015-09-02
Description :  “Un debut épico que le tomó a Karl Marlantes treinta años de trabajo y que ha dado como resultado una narración densa y vívida que abarca muchos meses en la vida de las tropas estadunidenses en Vietnam. […]” Publishers Weekly<br /><br /> Una aventura de guerra cuyas acciones se ubican en las selvas de Vietnam, en una base militar conocida como Matterhorn; se desarrolla a finales de 1968 y principios de 1969.

7 Matterhorn

Author : Karl Marlantes
Genre :  Action & Adventure  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2015-10-27
Description :  Matterhorn é mais do que um mero relato de guerra, é um épico sobre uma das passagens mais intrigantes e menos descritas da História Ocidental: a Guerra do Vietnã. O livro narra a história do soldado Waino Mellas e da Companhia Bravo, formada por membros da marinha dos Estados Unidos que construíram abandonaram e reconquistaram a base militar de Matterhorn, localizada no interior vietnamita. O romance de estréia de Karl Marlantes, veterano condecorado pela participação na Guerra do Vietnã, tem uma leitura fluída, levando o leitor pelos caminhos tortuosos das exóticas selvas vietnamitas e retratando, de forma vívida e realista, as experiências dos soldados. As vivências do autor nesse romance estão subjacentes a toda a narrativa, desde a utilização dos jargões militares até a descrição das paisagens e do cotidiano caótico desse grupo de soldados, em que homens morrem por heroísmo, erros burocráticos e estupidez. Grande sucesso nos Estados Unidos, Matterhorn entrou para a lista dos Best-sellers do New York Times.

8 Deep River

Author : Karl Marlantes
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Fantasy  Historical 
Release Date :  2019-05-07
Description :  Karl Marlantes’s debut novel Matterhorn, a <i>New York Times</i> Notable Book and winner of the Center for Fiction’s Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize, has been hailed as a modern classic of war literature. In his new novel, <i>Deep River</i>, Marlantes turns to another mode of storytelling—the family epic—to craft a stunningly expansive narrative that is no less rich and honest in its depiction of human suffering, courage, and reinvention.<br /> Born into a farm family in late nineteenth-century Finland, the three Koski siblings—Ilmari, Matti, and Aino—are brought up on the virtue of maintaining their <i>sisu</i> in the face of increasing hardship, especially after their nationalist father is arrested by imperial Russian authorities, never to be seen again. Lured by the prospects of the Homestead Act, Ilmari and Matti set sail for America, and the politicized young Aino, haunted by the specter of betrayal after her Marxist cell is disastrously exposed, follows soon after. Not far from the majestic Columbia River and in the shadow of Douglas firs a hundred meters high, the brothers have established themselves among a logging community in southern Washington, and it is here, in the New World, that each sibling comes into their own—Ilmari as the family’s spiritual rock; Matti as a fearless logger and the embodiment of the entrepreneurial spirit; and Aino as a fiercely independent woman and union activist who, time and again, sacrifices for the political beliefs that have sustained her through it all.<br /><br /> Layered with fascinating historical detail, this is a novel that breathes deeply of the sun-dappled forest and bears witness to the stump-ridden fields the loggers, and the first waves of modernity, leave behind. At its heart, <i>Deep River</i> is an extraordinarily ambitious exploration of the place of the individual, and of the immigrant, in an America still in the process of defining its own identity.



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