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Default Matterhorn ~ A Novel on the Vietnam War

MATTERHORN ~ a novel on the Vietnam War by Karl Malantes. Ever hear of it? A vicarious absorption of horror and sublime human moments of jungle warfare.
I highly recommend it to anyone interested in a detail account of military engagement at the hills of Matterhorn, as described brilliantly by Karl Malantes.
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Thank you. That will be my next read.

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PanBacca,

I agree, that book was really a great read. I read that novel last year and it painted a picture of the war that showed how bad things were. It was a different perspective.

I read that novel after I read the WWII novel Unbroken by Laura Hilenbrand. If you have not read that one yet, pick it up and I would bet that you cant put it down. I was facinated by this book and some others thought that it was a fabrication of the truth of how brutal things were as a POW. I can't imagine how anyone can go throug the things they did.

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I am always on the lookout for something to read. Going to put these two on the list.

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Put it on my list.

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PanBacca,

I agree, that book was really a great read. I read that novel last year and it painted a picture of the war that showed how bad things were. It was a different perspective.

I read that novel after I read the WWII novel Unbroken by Laura Hilenbrand. If you have not read that one yet, pick it up and I would bet that you cant put it down. I was facinated by this book and some others thought that it was a fabrication of the truth of how brutal things were as a POW. I can't imagine how anyone can go throug the things they did.
It will be on my reading list. Thanks for the heads-up.
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I normally steer clear of books about Vietnam because they hit too close to home...but maybe I'll give this one a look. I haven't read a Nam book since We Were Soldiers... and that one caused me a few sleepless nights.

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I read that novel after I read the WWII novel Unbroken by Laura Hilenbrand. If you have not read that one yet, pick it up and I would bet that you cant put it down. I was facinated by this book and some others thought that it was a fabrication of the truth of how brutal things were as a POW. I can't imagine how anyone can go throug the things they did.
Upon going to Amazon to buy both books recommended in this thread I came across this book. It was actually written by the man who is the subject of Laura Hilenbrand's book, Louis Zamperini. You all might want to check this out, too. I ordered it along with the two other books recommended here. I already own "We Were Sodliers".

http://www.amazon.com/Devil-My-Heels-Olympians-Astonishing/dp/0062118854/ref=dp_ob_title_bk


Here is another book I own that I recommend for a very insightful read from our men and women who were in Vietnam. Some made it back, some didn't.

http://www.amazon.com/Letters-Vietnam-Voices-Bill-Adler/dp/0345463900/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1335884098&sr=8-8
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Upon going to Amazon to buy both books recommended in this thread I came across this book. It was actually written by the man who is the subject of Laura Hilenbrand's book, Louis Zamperini. You all might want to check this out, too. I ordered it along with the two other books recommended here. I already own "We Were Sodliers".

http://www.amazon.com/Devil-My-Heels-Olympians-Astonishing/dp/0062118854/ref=dp_ob_title_bk


Here is another book I own that I recommend for a very insightful read from our men and women who were in Vietnam. Some made it back, some didn't.

http://www.amazon.com/Letters-Vietnam-Voices-Bill-Adler/dp/0345463900/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1335884098&sr=8-8
'Letters from Vietnam' was a documentary done by HBO showcase with an array of actors & actresses reading each of them.
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Thanks for the heads up, but I prefer cowboy books. I didn't know any of them.

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