What It Is Like to Go to War

By Karl Marlantes
(Corvus, Hardcover, 9780857893772)

Publication Date: January 2012

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Fall '12 Reading Group List
“This is a courageous, noble, and intelligent grapple with myth, history, and spirituality that beautifully elevates the conversation on the role of the military in today's world. Marlantes volunteers his knowledge and experience (and really, his soul) to the cause of crafting the model of a just and ethical warrior in the 21st century. The long-overdue reckoning that Marlantes' novel Matterhorn deftly demanded of America is enhanced and extended with this new work. It is an emotional, honest, and affecting primer for all Americans on war and the national psyche. We ignore this book at our own peril.”
-- Ed Conklin, Chaucer's Books, Santa Barbara, CA
Selected by Indie Booksellers for the October 2011 Indie Next List



NPR
Tuesday, Aug 30, 2011

As a Marine in the Vietnam War, Karl Marlantes learned to fire an M16, to command a platoon, to fight and to kill. In What It Is Like to Go to War, he comes to terms with the experience of combat: the guilt, the thrill and the challenge of coming home. More at NPR.org

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