Matterhorn

A Novel of the Vietnam War

Author: Karl Marlantes

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press

ISBN: 080211928X

Category: Fiction

Page: 598

View: 3536

In the tradition of Norman Mailer's "The Naked and the Dead" and James Jones's "The Thin Red Line," Marlantes tells the powerful and compelling 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.

Matterhorn

A Novel of the Vietnam War

Author: Karl Marlantes

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 9780802197160

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 5908

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. 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. Written by a highly decorated Marine veteran over the course of thirty years, Matterhorn is a spellbinding and unforgettable novel that brings to life an entire world—both its horrors and its thrills—and seems destined to become a classic of combat literature.

Matterhorn

A Novel of the Vietnam War

Author: Karl Marlantes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780979528538

Category: Vietnam War, 1961-1975

Page: 663

View: 9235

Lieutenant Waino Mellas and his fellow Marines venture into the mountain jungle of Vietnam as boys and fight their way into manhood, confronting external obstacles as well as racial tension, competing ambitions, and underhanded officers.

Tour of the Matterhorn

A trekking guide

Author: Hilary Sharp

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1849656169

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

View: 1934

A guide to the superb 145km trek around the Matterhorn, walking anti-clockwise from Zermatt, with a huge variety of scenery and culture. As the Matterhorn straddles the Swiss / Italian frontier, the trek visits both Switzerland and Italy, each with its own unique traditions, way of life and scenery. The Tour goes over high passes via Zinal, Arolla and Breuil, visiting charming alpine villages where life has hardly changed for centuries, providing a precious insight into local life. Not only is the Matterhorn seen from all sides, but there are also superb vantage points for views of many of the other high summits of the region. The Tour of the Matterhorn has been documented only in the last few years but the paths it uses are often ancient ways over passes leading from one valley to another. The tour includes two glacier crossings and usually takes about eight to ten days to complete. This guide includes suggestions for shorter variants as well as information for the ascent of peaks along the way.

The Ascent of the Matterhorn

Author: Edward Whymper

Publisher: London : J. Murray

ISBN: N.A

Category: Matterhorn

Page: 325

View: 2907

The first edition narrating the ascent of the Matterhorn, with numerous illustrations: maps, views, equipment

The Matterhorn

The Most Dangerous Mountain

Author: Steffen Kjær

Publisher: Alpine Avenue Books

ISBN: 8799411822

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

View: 9976

Following the author's struggles on the mountain of Matterhorn, this book offers an account of the mountain's history, including the legendary first ascent in 1865, as well as a factual description of the symptoms and mechanisms of altitude sickness. No other mountain in the world is as fascinating as the Matterhorn. Since the dramatic first ascent in 1865, the drama and the myths have created a unique interest in this mountain, which has probably caused the deaths of more mountaineers than any other. Each year, thousands of climbers attempt to reach the summit, but only one in five succeeds. And every season, the mountain claims the lives of ten to twenty climbers.

A Long Walk in the Alps

From the Eiger to the Matterhorn

Author: Pete Buckley

Publisher: Easy Way Up

ISBN: 1425167810

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 119

View: 944

Pete Buckley trades in the campervan for a pair of boots and a half price train ticket and sets off through Switzerland to journey from the Eiger to the Matterhorn.

Matterhorn

The Quintessential Mountain

Author: Graeme Wallace,Edward Whymper

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780957084490

Category:

Page: 272

View: 6213

Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the first climb of the Matterhorn by Edward Whymper and his party in July 1865, this pictorial book features over 100 pages of photographs of the world's most recognisable mountain, together with tantalising extracts from Whymper s own books - 'Scrambles Amongst the Alps' and 'The Ascent of the Matterhorn', and the details of Graeme Wallace's attempt to traverse the summit via the Lion Ridge in Italy and down the Hornli Ridge in Switzerland, 150 years later in 2015.

The Matterhorn

Author: Guido Rey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Matterhorn

Page: 336

View: 4744

Men and the Matterhorn

Author: Gaston Rébuffat

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Matterhorn

Page: 215

View: 1702

The Adventures of the Matterhorn

Author: Raymond Monsen

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479764582

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 6545

John and Billy Kyburg were thirteen-year-old twin boys. Next came Sally, a twelve-year-old girl; then Sadie, an eight-year-old girl; and finally a five-year-old boy named Benny. That spring, their grandfather had died and left all the children a small charter fishing boat. They lived in a small seaport village named Pirates Cove. It was given that name because, when you came into the harbor, there was a little cove surrounded by tall trees where pirates used to hide their ships from the law in the olden days.

Banner in the Sky

Author: James Ramsey Ullman

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0064470482

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 1078

The Citadel It stands unconquered, the last great summit of the Alps. Only one man has ever dared to approach the top, and that man died in his pursuit. He was Josef Matt, Rudi Matt's father. At sixteen, Rudi is determined to pay tribute to the man he never knew, and complete the quest that claimed his father's life. And so, taking his father's red shirt as a flag, he heads off to face the earth's most challenging peak. But before Rudi can reach the top, he must pass through the forbidden Fortress, the gaping chasm in the high reaches of teh Citadel where his father met his end. Rudi has followed Josef's footsteps as far as they will take him. Now he must search deep within himself to find the strength for the final ascent to the summit -- to plant his banner in the sky. His father died while trying to climb Switzerland's greatest mountain -- the Citadel -- and young Rudi knows he must make the assault himself.

The Spirit of the Matterhorn

Author: John Sholto Douglas Marquis of Queensberry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Boxing

Page: 31

View: 8912

The Adventures of the Matterhorn—Volume 4

Author: Raymond Monsen

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 148361333X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 5567

John and Billy Kyburg were cleaning the Matterhorn on a Saturday in May. They kept her windows sparkling, her chrome polished, her fiberglass body cleaned and polished, and her decks swabbed (old sailor talk for mopping). The Matterhorn had become a symbol of pride for the people of Pirates Cove. It had been involved in two water rescues, and the boat used to land the biggest bluefish in the $25,000 bluefish tournament.

The Adventures of the Matterhorn—Volume 3

Author: Raymond Monsen

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1483613356

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 5889

Sally, Sadie, and Benny Kyburg walked into Pirates Cove Snack Bar early Saturday morning. Their twin brothers Johnny and Billy were turning fourteen years old the following Monday on the Fourth of July. After saying hello to Mom, Dad, and Grandma Sadie, they quickly got to the point. They wanted to have a birthday party for the twins. Mrs. Kyburg asked, What do you have in mind? Sally spoke, It was actually Sadies idea to take the twins on the Matterhorn to New York City to see the Fourth of July fireworks. The snack bar is closed Mondays, and the whole family could go. Mr. and Mrs. Kyburg nodded their heads. They both agreed it was a wonderful idea. Mrs. Kyburg said they should also invite Chris and Bobby Williams. They were twins who moved to Pirates Cove from Boston, Massachusetts, four years ago. They were both in Johnny and Billys class and were constant companions of the Kyburg twins since they moved here. Their father was transferred from a Boston hospital to be the head surgeon at a state university hospital a few miles from Pirates Cove. Both sets of twins played in a summer baseball league and were looking forward to play for the Pirates Cove High School JV team in the spring. It was 8:00 a.m., and it was time to open the snack bar for breakfast. They all decided to make plans for the party later that night.