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Karl Marlantes

USA flag (b.1944)

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 valor, two Purple Hearts, and ten air medals.

Genres: Historical, Literary Fiction
New and upcoming books
January 2024

Cold Victory
   Matterhorn (2009)
   Deep River (2019)
   Cold Victory (2024)
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Karl Marlantes recommends
Black Cloud Rising (2022)
David Wright Faladé
"Black Cloud Rising is the story of a minor engagement in the Civil War, a footnote in most history books, but it is the story of a major part of American history: the hard fought, still continuing battle of African Americans to rise from slavery to equality. From a single time and place, like a hologram it generates a three-dimensional picture of the difficulties, complexities, and nuances faced by Black people then and now. If you like history, if you want to better understand the struggle for equality, no matter your personal history or race, and if you want a good story, read this book. It's a triple threat."
Bones of Hilo (2021)
(Kawika Wong , book 1)
Eric Redman
"In Bones of Hilo, Ric Redman does for Hawaii's beauty and culture what Tony Hillerman did for the Southwest and the Navajo. Redman creates unique and interesting characters, all the while spinning out a delicious puzzle that, in the tradition of all great mystery writers, keeps the reader guessing right up to the end. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this fine detective novel."
2034 (2021)
(Admiral James Stavridis, book 1)
Elliot Ackerman and Admiral James Stavridis
"2034 is an exciting, interesting, and informative novel about a hypothetical future war with China that is largely determined by actual decisions already made. It describes in detail how a single technological leap forward by an adversary, in this case China, could destroy our ability to communicate, resulting in a blind, hapless military. It also demonstrates how today’s military policies will leave a future United States without adequate resources to wage a high intensity conventional war and be forced to resort to a first strike nuclear response and its horrific consequences. Anyone who is concerned about where today’s military technology decisions are taking us should read this book."

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International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel nominee (2012) : Matterhorn

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