Karl Marlantes graduated from Yale University, was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University and served as a Marine in Vietnam, where he was awarded the Navy Cross, the Bronze Star, two Navy Commendation Medals for valor, two Purple Hearts and ten air medals. He is the author of the international bestseller Matterhorn and What It Is Like to Go to War. He now lives in Washington state.
Bewildering and brilliantly rendered. * The Times, on Matterhorn * Astonishing... Marlantes steps alongside Stephen Crane, Joseph Heller and even Ernest Hemingway. * Observer, on Matterhorn * Incredible... I came close to reading it in one sitting. * Sunday Times, on Matterhorn *