South of the Matterhorn

a world war romance in Italy
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World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction., Italy -- History -- 1914-1922 -- Fic

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Other titlesA world war romance in Italy.
Statementby Daniel Maurice Robins, illustrated by Lottie B. Turner.
SeriesTurnercrest series.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ3.R5525 So
The Physical Object
Pagination3 p. l., 5-276 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6412049M
LC Control Number40035997
OCLC/WorldCa8202482

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South of the Matterhorn: A World War Romance in Italy. (Turnercrest Series) by Daniel Maurice Robins; Illustrated by Lottie B. Turner and a great selection of related books, art. Matterhorn is a perfect complement to the VietNam documentary. Matterhorn tells the story of the day-to-day experience in a combat situation as well as any book i have read, and far better than most.

While written as a novel, it is obvious this book is based on real-life experiences by the author/5(K). Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War is a novel by American author and decorated Marine Karl was first published South of the Matterhorn book El Leon Literary Arts in (in small quantity) and re-issued (and slightly edited) as a major publication of Atlantic Monthly Press on Ma Author: Karl Marlantes.

A review of Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War by Karl Marlantes Although it's true that Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War isn't your ordinary war novel, it will give the reader an historically accurate and alarming vivid experience of the conflict that took place over 40 years ago in South East Asia/5(5).

In his debut novel, Matterhorn, Vietnam combat veteran Karl Marlantes attempts to transport his readers toin a jungle near Laos, just south. Books About the Matterhorn. I am highlighting a few of the books about the Matterhorn that I have come across and enjoyed, whether histories of the mountain and its environs or early accounts, mere incidental but interesting mentions or indeed relevant and up to date guidebooks for active use by the hillwalker, climber or casual mountain tourist.

Matterhorn is a dense, well-written, realistic, emotional and intense novel about the Vietnam War - written by a veteran. It is also extremely difficult to read. Within the first few pages the reader is dropped into Vietnam joining the marines of Bravo Company and it is a brutal experience/5(K).

“Matterhorn” is a raw, brilliant account of war that may well serve as a final exorcism for one of the most painful passages in American history. Advertisement Continue reading the main story. Karl Marlantes's year struggle to write a true novel of the Vietnam war has finally paid off – 'Matterhorn' is a bestseller A soldier motions to a helicopter in Vietnam, The History of the Matterhorn: First Accents, Projects and Adventures by Truffer, Beat P.

and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   Matterhorn is a visceral and spellbinding novel about what it is like to be a young man at war.

It is an unforgettable novel 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 Brand: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

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Should I climb the Matterhorn. There is no doubt that climbing the Matterhorn is an intensely satisfying experience and one which will stay with you for a lifetime. Plus, everybody has heard of the Matterhorn, so it is instantly recognised by family and friends.

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.3/5().

Karl Marlantes, the author of the book Matterhorn, began work on the novel inbut the book was not published until While this is a work of fiction, Marlantes himself served in Vietnam.

Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War Karl Marlantes, Grove/Atlantic Press pp. ISBN Summary 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.

Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War1 Sarah Boyce2 In Matterhorn, Karl Marlantes, a Vietnam combat Veteran and Rhodes Scholar,3 has created what may be the finest novel yet written on the Vietnam War. Marlantes presents the conflict and its effect on.

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 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.

The same day that Mellas is medevaced to the aircraft carrier in the South China Sea, Bravo Company leaves Matterhorn once again. The men return to Helicopter Hill to wait for helicopters to take. Amazon Best Books of the Month, March Matterhorn is a marvel--a living, breathing book with Lieutenant Waino Mellas and the men of Bravo Company at its raw and battered heart.

Karl Marlantes doesn't introduce you to Vietnam in his brilliant war epic--he unceremoniously drops you into the jungle, disoriented and dripping with leeches, with only the newbie lieutenant as your s: K.

Ma • It took Karl Marlantes 30 years to write Matterhorn, an exhaustive and unsparing war novel. Walter Mosley takes up a new detective case in Known to Evil. A guide to the km Tour of the Matterhorn, described anti-clockwise from Zermatt and visits 6 valleys via Zinal, Arolla and Breuil, offering spectacular views of 25 peaks of over m.

The route also links up with the Chamonix to Zermatt walkers' Haute Route and the Tour of Monte Rosa. Includes two glacier crossings and takes 8 to 10 days. Matterhorn. The code name for a hill in Marlantes’ novel of the same name about the Vietnam War.

This Matterhorn, three kilometers from Laos and two kilometers from the DMZ in northwest South Vietnam, rises over a mile high and is shrouded by cold monsoon rains and clouds.

The story follows 2nd Lt.

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Waino Mellas and the US Marines of Bravo Company as they wind their way through the jungles of central Vietnam, uncomfortably close to.

Matterhorn South Lodge is located near the centre of Wanaka township and is just a short walk from the lake. We offer you the option of either lodge or backpacker accommodation - you choose. The backpackers' rooms are clean and cosy with easy access to all facilities and the sunny decks.

The book was edited and printed prior to the hardcover edition published by Atlantic Monthly Press, an imprint of Grove/Atlantic.

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. Matterhorn. A Novel of the Vietnam War. by Karl Marlantes.

email; X. Critics' Opinion: Readers' Opinion: First Published: Marpages Paperback: Maypages. Genres. Debut Author. Rate this book. Write a Review. Book Reviewed by: Kim Kovacs Buy This Book. About this Book. The Matterhorn is a mountain of the Alps, straddling the main watershed and border between Switzerland and Italy.

It is a large, near-symmetric pyramidal peak in the extended Monte Rosa area of the Pennine Alps, whose summit is 4, metres high, making it one of the highest summits in the Alps and Europe. The four steep faces, rising above the surrounding glaciers, face the four compass.

Set in South Vietnam ina company of Marines has been dropped in the mountain jungle and ordered to scale a hill called Matterhorn where they will.

Geography: The Matterhorn has a pyramidal shape with four faces facing the four compass points: the north and east faces overlook, respectively, the Zmutt valley and Gornergrat ridge in Switzerland, the south face (the only one south of the Swiss-Italian border) fronts the resort town of Breuil-Cervinia, and the west face looks towards the.

Whymper’s first attempt to reach the Matterhorn was in from the village of Breuil, on the south side of the mountain. He tried to reach the summit for nearly three years. Whymper and Carrel, although fierce competitors, found themselves often on the same team, trying to ascend the mountain.I am going to have to change the answer to all my favorite book password questions to "Matterhorn." Its well-drawn characters, compelling subject and powerful storyline are a stunning achievement from a new author.

Its definitely worth a credit, maybe even two and the 21 hours of listening. Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War, Karl Marlantes' first novel, 30 years in the making, is the latest offering in the field. The reviews have been uniformly positive -- reflecting a sense of awe that the brutal and graphic descriptions of war evoke.

The action takes place injust south of the Demilitarized Zone, in the mountains.