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What it is like to go to war
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Published:
New York : Atlantic Monthly Press : distributed by Publishers Group West, c2011.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
xii, 256 pages ; 22 cm.
Status:
Green Hills - Adult Non-Fiction
959.70434 M347w
Description
From the author of the award-winning, best-selling novel Matterhorn , comes a brilliant nonfiction book about war In 1968, at the age of twenty-three, Karl Marlantes was dropped into the highland jungle of Vietnam, an inexperienced lieutenant in command of a platoon of forty Marines who would live or die by his decisions. Marlantes survived, but like many of his brothers in arms, he has spent the last forty years dealing with his war experience. In What It Is Like to Go to War , Marlantes takes a deeply personal and candid look at what it is like to experience the ordeal of combat, critically examining how we might better prepare our soldiers for war. Marlantes weaves riveting accounts of his combat experiences with thoughtful analysis, self-examination, and his readings--from Homer to The Mahabharata to Jung. He makes it clear just how poorly prepared our nineteen-year-old warriors are for the psychological and spiritual aspects of the journey. Just as Matterhorn is already being acclaimed as acclaimed as a classic of war literature, What It Is Like to Go to War is set to become required reading for anyone--soldier or civilian--interested in this visceral and all too essential part of the human experience.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780802119926, 0802119921

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In his memoir, Marlantes relates his combat experiences in Vietnam and discusses the daily contradictions warriors face in the grind of war, where each battle requires them to take life or spare life. He also underscores the need for returning veterans to be counseled properly.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Marlantes, K. (2011). What it is like to go to war. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press : distributed by Publishers Group West.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Marlantes, Karl. 2011. What It Is Like to Go to War. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press : distributed by Publishers Group West.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Marlantes, Karl, What It Is Like to Go to War. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press : distributed by Publishers Group West, 2011.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Marlantes, Karl. What It Is Like to Go to War. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press : distributed by Publishers Group West, 2011. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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