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Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Grove Pr
Publication date May 10, 2011
Pages 608
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780802145314
ISBN-10 0802145310
Dimensions 1.75 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 1.25 lbs.
Original list price $17.00
Summaries and Reviews
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An incredible publishing story—written over the course of thirty years by a highly decorated Vietnam veteran, a New York Times best seller for sixteen weeks, a National Indie Next and a USA Today best seller—Matterhorn has been hailed as a “brilliant account of war” (New York Times Book Review). Now out in paperback, 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.

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 literature.


Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780802119285
 
1 edition from Atlantic Monthly Pr (March 23, 2010)
9780802119285 | details & prices | 598 pages | 6.75 × 9.50 × 1.75 in. | 1.80 lbs | List price $24.95
About: 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.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Grove Pr (May 10, 2011)
9780802145314 | details & prices | 608 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.75 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $17.00
About: An incredible publishing story—written over the course of thirty years by a highly decorated Vietnam veteran, a New York Times best seller for sixteen weeks, a National Indie Next and a USA Today best seller—Matterhorn has been hailed as a “brilliant account of war” (New York Times Book Review).
Ltd sgd edition from Grove Pr (November 16, 2010)
9780802145574 | details & prices | 663 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.80 lbs | List price $50.00
About: An incredible publishing story--written over the course of thirty years by a highly decorated Vietnam veteran, a "New York Times" best seller for sixteen weeks, a National Indie Next and a "USA Today" best seller--"Matterhorn" has been hailed as a "brilliant account of war" ("New York Times Book Review").
CD/Spoken Word
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With Bronson Pinchot (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (April 1, 2010)
9781441742308 | details & prices | 5.50 × 6.25 × 2.00 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $39.95
About: Matterhorn, written by a Marine veteran of Vietnam over the course of thirty years, is a remarkable literary discovery--a powerful and timeless saga of men in combat.
With Bronson Pinchot (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (April 1, 2010)
9781441742315 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $44.95
About: Matterhorn, written by a Marine veteran of Vietnam over the course of thirty years, is a remarkable literary discovery--a powerful and timeless saga of men in combat.

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