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Matterhorn

(2009)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel (nominee)
The novel is set during the winter monsoon season of 1968-69 on and around a fire support base called Matterhorn, located in the mountains of the remote north-western corner of Quang-Tri Province. The protagonist, a young and ambitious Marine lieutenant, wants to command a company to further his civilian political ambitions. Two people stand in his way. The first is a well-loved, combat-weary lieutenant of his own age, who desperately wants out of the bush, but who does not want to leave his Marines with an inexperienced and overly ambitious officer. The second is an angry young leader of the company s radical blacks, who has all the political skill, savvy, and ambition of the protagonist. As the protagonist experiences the costs of combat, he sees the terrible results of his ambition and starts to change, learning that compassion and heart are more important than ambition and skill.

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July 2010 : UK Hardback
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Title: Matterhorn
Author(s): Karl Marlantes
ISBN: 1-84887-494-4 / 978-1-84887-494-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corvus
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March 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War
Author(s): Karl Marlantes
ISBN: 0-8021-1928-X / 978-0-8021-1928-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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May 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Matterhorn
Author(s): Karl Marlantes
ISBN: 1-84887-496-0 / 978-1-84887-496-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corvus
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May 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War
Author(s): Karl Marlantes
ISBN: 0-8021-4531-0 / 978-0-8021-4531-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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May 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Matterhorn
Author(s): Karl Marlantes
ISBN: 0-85789-151-0 / 978-0-85789-151-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corvus
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November 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War
Author(s): Karl Marlantes
ISBN: 0-8021-4557-4 / 978-0-8021-4557-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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August 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Matterhorn Intl
Author(s): Marlantes Karl
ISBN: 0-8021-6513-3 / 978-0-8021-6513-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perseus Oto
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July 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Matterhorn
Author(s): Karl Marlantes
ISBN: 1-84887-884-2 / 978-1-84887-884-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corvus
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July 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Matterhorn
Author(s): Karl Marlantes
ISBN: 1-84887-495-2 / 978-1-84887-495-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corvus
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April 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War
Author(s): Karl Marlantes
ISBN: 0-9795285-3-4 / 978-0-9795285-3-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: El Leon Literary Arts
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Audio Editions

January 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Matterhorn
Author(s): Karl Marlantes
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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April 2010 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War
Author(s): Karl Marlantes
ISBN: 1-4417-4227-1 / 978-1-4417-4227-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc
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March 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War
Author(s): Karl Marlantes
ISBN: 1-4417-4230-1 / 978-1-4417-4230-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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March 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War
Author(s): Karl Marlantes
ISBN: 1-4417-4228-X / 978-1-4417-4228-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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March 2010 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War
Author(s): Karl Marlantes
ISBN: 1-4417-4231-X / 978-1-4417-4231-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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August 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Matterhorn
Author(s): Karl Marlantes
Publisher: Corvus
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April 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War
Author(s): Karl Marlantes
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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