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Fire Support Base Matterhorn: a fortress carved out of the grey-green mountain jungle. Cold monsoon clouds wreath its mile-high summit, concealing a battery of 105-mm howitzers surrounded by deep bunkers, carefully constructed fields of fire and the 180 marines of Bravo Company. Just three kilometres from Laos and two from North Vietnam, there is no more isolated outpost of America’s increasingly desperate war in Vietnam. Second Lieutenant Waino Mellas, 21 years old and just a few days into his 13-month tour, has barely arrived at Matterhorn before Bravo Company is ordered to abandon their mountain and sent deep in-country in pursuit of a North Vietnamese Army unit of unknown size.
Karl Marlantes (* 24. Dezember 1944 in Astoria, Oregon USA) ist ein US-amerikanischer Kriegsveteran, Geschäftsmann und Autor. Matterhorn is a perfect complement to the VietNam documentary. Matterhorn tells the story of the day-to-day experience in a combat situation as well as any book i have read, and far better than most. While written as a novel, it is obvious this book is based on real-life experiences by the author.” (Leser) (3.086 Rezensionen / 4,6 Sterne), 617 Seiten noch günstig?