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Karl Marlantes

Autor(a) de Matterhorn

5+ Works 3,860 Membros 182 Reviews 4 Favorited

About the Author

Karl Marlantes grew up in Seaside, Oregon. He was a National Merit Scholar, attended Yale University, and was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford. He served as a lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He received the Navy Cross, two Navy Commendation Medals for valor, two mostrar mais Purple Hearts and ten Air Medals. His first book, Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War, was written in 1977, but wasn't published until 2010. His other work, What It Is Like to Go to War, was published in 2011. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Image credit: Author Karl Marlantes at the 2019 Texas Book Festival in Austin, Texas, United States. By Larry D. Moore, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=83430286

Obras de Karl Marlantes

Matterhorn (2010) 2,790 cópias
What It Is Like to Go to War (2011) 729 cópias
Deep River (2019) 295 cópias
Cold Victory (2024) 45 cópias

Associated Works

Storm of Steel (1920) — Prefácio, algumas edições2,290 cópias

Etiquetado

2011 (16) American (14) American literature (23) ARC (12) audible (12) audiobook (26) biography (10) combat (14) ebook (42) fiction (381) Finland (16) first edition (20) General (10) historical (15) historical fiction (144) history (63) Indiespensable (14) Kindle (46) literature (28) logging (10) Marines (45) memoir (43) military (83) military fiction (14) military history (15) non-fiction (89) novel (58) own (9) psychology (14) read (24) signed (29) to-read (331) unread (11) USA (20) USMC (11) veterans (9) Vietnam (218) Vietnam War (235) war (173) war fiction (12)

Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Marlantes, Karl
Data de nascimento
1944-12-24
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Astoria, Oregon, USA
Locais de residência
Woodinville, Washington, USA
Seaside, Oregon, USA
Educação
Yale University
Oxford University
Ocupação
consultant
Organizações
US Marine Corps
Premiações
Navy Cross
Bronze Star
Navy Commendation Medal (2)
Purple Heart (2)
Air Medal (10)
Pequena biografia
Karl Marlantes, a cum laude graduate of Yale University and Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, was 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. He has lived and traveled all over the world and now writes full time. He and his wife, Anne, have five children and live on a small lake in Washington.

Membros

Resenhas

I picked up this book of historical fiction last year in Anacortes, Washington, thinking it would be good to read about Finnish immigrants, Wobblies, loggers and fishermen in Oregon/Washington in the early 1900's. And it was good to read about, but I am afraid that the book is over 700 pages, and I don't think that Marlantes is a good enough writer for that long of a book. His writing is OK, and I was interested in the characters, but there just wasn't enough of a punch to keep it from becoming a slog.… (mais)
½
 
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banjo123 | outras 16 resenhas | Apr 6, 2024 |
Intense. Exhausting at times. But almost instantly engrossing each time you pick it up. They should add this to high school reading lists for the Vietnam era.
 
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gonzocc | outras 134 resenhas | Mar 31, 2024 |
A quick read, set in post World War II Finland featuring the relationship of U.S. and Russian veterans on assignment there, and their wives. I found the Cold War setting and history of the region interesting, but the relationships among them seemed a bit contrived and unrealistic. I've not yet read the author's highly regarded Matterhorn, so I can't really compare to that one.
½
 
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jspurdy | Mar 17, 2024 |
Hard to read and harder to put down. If you know a soldier you should read this book.
 
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dhenn31 | outras 28 resenhas | Jan 24, 2024 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
5
Also by
1
Membros
3,860
Popularidade
#6,569
Avaliação
4.2
Resenhas
182
ISBNs
95
Idiomas
7
Favorito
4

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