Matterhorn

A Novel of the Vietnam War

Author: Karl Marlantes

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press

ISBN: 080211928X

Category: Fiction

Page: 598

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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

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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

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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

The Most Dangerous Mountain

Author: Steffen Kjær

Publisher: Alpine Avenue Books

ISBN: 8799411822

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

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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.

The Ascent of the Matterhorn

Author: Edward Whymper

Publisher: London : J. Murray

ISBN: N.A

Category: Matterhorn

Page: 325

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

Fall of Heaven

Whymper's Tragic Matterhorn Climb

Author: Reinhold Messner

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 168051086X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: N.A

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A classic event in mountaineering history, dramatically retold by a classic mountaineer • Ascending the Matterhorn was the 19th century equivalent of standing on Mars • A great historical story of tension and drama • Author is uniquely qualified to delve into Whymper’s complicated personality As Fall of Heaven begins, we join professional mountain guide Jean-Antoine Carrel as he tries and fails, again and again, to summit the Matterhorn—one of the most famous and iconic peaks in the Alps. Is it the “Devil’s mountain,” as the locals call it? Should he heed the village priest who warned that its summit was not meant to be climbed? Carrel is undeterred, he just needs capable climbers to join him. Enter Edward Whymper, who in 1861 at the age of 21 decided—unbeknownst to Carrel—that he would be the first to climb the Matterhorn. So the storyline is set, except that where Carrel is captivating, Whymper is utterly unsympathetic as an adventurer. He is mean and disdainful of guides, describing them as little more than porters who eat and drink too much. Despite this attitude, Whymper’s quest leads him inexorably into partnership with Carrel. The story follows their many attempts to find a route to the top of the Matterhorn, but then fate pulls them apart just as Whymper finds the line. His successful summit on July 14, 1865, in which Carrel did not take part, shocked the Victorian world with both awe and revulsion as four members of Whymper’s party died in frightening falls. Famed climber and author Reinhold Messner acknowledges that Whymper was the first man to summit the Matterhorn, the last of the great Alpine peaks to be climbed and representing the beginning of an age of alpinism based on difficulty rather than conquest. But rather than leaving a hero’s legacy, Whymper is revealed as the Captain Ahab of alpinism, a team leader who accepted no responsibility for the deaths of his teammates. Fall of Heaven is an exciting tale and an examination of the different types of men who were caught up in the adventuring spirit of the Victorian age, and the ironic fates that can follow success or failure.

Banner in the Sky

Author: James Ramsey Ullman

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0064470482

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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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 Adventures of the Matterhorn

Author: Raymond Monsen

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479764582

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

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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.

The Adventures of the Matterhorn—Volume 4

Author: Raymond Monsen

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 148361333X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

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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

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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.