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

Karl Marlantes recommends
In the Fabled East (2010)
Adam Lewis Schroeder
"An unforgettable tour of colonial Vietnam. A fabulous piece of writing."
The Infidel (2010)
Bob Shepherd
"If you want to know what we're up against [in Afghanistan], read this book."
Hassie Calhoun (2011)
(Hassie Calhoun trilogy, book 1)
Pamela Cory
"...One of the more engaging characters I've encountered in fiction..."

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