Matterhorn

Matterhorn
Author: Karl Marlantes
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2010-04-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780802197160


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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.

The Matterhorn

The Matterhorn
Author: Steffen Kjær
Publisher: Alpine Avenue Books
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2011-12-04
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 8799411822


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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 Adventures of the Matterhorn

The Adventures of the Matterhorn
Author: Raymond Monsen
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2012-12-27
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 1479764582


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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 Matterhorn

The Matterhorn
Author: Ferdinand Kämpfer
Publisher: TWENTYSIX
Total Pages: 62
Release: 2020-01-06
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 3740721030


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On 14th July 1865, two competing rope teams made their way to the summit of the Matterhorn. The mountain was considered invincible until Italians and Britons had the iron will to climb the colossus in the middle of the 19th century. The team around the British alpinist Edward Whymper won the race. It was sensational that for the first time people boarded the Matterhorn for good. But his rough aura was to take revenge: when the men de-scended the mountain, four of the seven climbers fell into the abyss, which is why the first ascent heralded the end of the Golden Age of Alpinism. What exactly happened in the crash? This commemorative volume keeps the memory alive.

The Ascent of the Matterhorn

The Ascent of the Matterhorn
Author: Edward Whymper
Publisher: London : J. Murray
Total Pages: 396
Release: 1880
Genre: Matterhorn
ISBN:


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

Climbing the Matterhorn - A Collection of Historical Mountaineering Articles on the Brave Attempts to Scale One of the Highest Peaks in the Alps

Climbing the Matterhorn - A Collection of Historical Mountaineering Articles on the Brave Attempts to Scale One of the Highest Peaks in the Alps
Author: Various Authors
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2016-08-26
Genre: Sports & Recreation
ISBN: 1473355702


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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Adventures of the Matterhorn—Volume 4

The Adventures of the Matterhorn—Volume 4
Author: Raymond Monsen
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2013-03-25
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 148361333X


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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

The Adventures of the Matterhorn—Volume 3
Author: Raymond Monsen
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2013-03-27
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 1483613356


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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.