Matterhorn: Una Novela Sobre La Guerra de Vietnam

Karl Marlantes (Author)
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Description

This adventure of war begins in the jungles of Vietnam and develops into late 1968 and early 1969. The author leads us to a military base known as Matterhorn, which is located in the mountains of the distance province Quang. There, a young lieutenant is determined to become a commander of his company, attempting to promote his political future. This leads him to sustain a rivalry with a few of his companions and convert the war into one about personal ambitions. Without falling into simplistic and demagogic plans, Marlantes produces a shockingly impactful novel that not only touches on the horror of way, but also the pursuit of power, courage, cowardice, and compassion.

Una aventura de guerra cuyas acciones se ubican en las selvas de Vietnam y se desarrolla a finales de 1968 y principios de 1969. El autor nos conduce a una base militar conocida como Matterhorn, la cual se encuentra situada en las montañas de la lejana provincia de Quang. Allí, un joven teniente está decidido a convertirse en comandante de su compañía para, de esta forma, promover su futuro político. Ello lo lleva a sostener una rivalidad con algunos de sus compañeros y a convertir la guerra en un escalón para realizar sus ambiciones personales. Sin caer en planteamientos simplistas ni demagógicos, Marlantes consigue una impactante novela que habla no sólo del horror de la guerra, sino también sobre la búsqueda del poder, el valor, la cobardía y la compasión.

Product Details

Price
$19.95
Publisher
Editorial Oceano de Mexico
Publish Date
October 01, 2016
Pages
620
Dimensions
6.2 X 1.4 X 9.0 inches | 1.75 pounds
Language
Spanish
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9786077356202
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About the Author

Karl Marlantes is a graduate of Yale University. He served in the U.S. Navy and fought in Vietnam, where he was awarded the Navy Cross, the Bronze Star, two medals from the Navy for courage, and a Purple Heart. Matterhorn is his first literary work.