Karl Marlante's "What It Is to Go to War" To Be Released

Carol Memmott
USA Today

Last year, Karl Marlante's powerhouse Vietnam war novel Matterhorn was praised for its authenticity and gut-wrenching battle scenes. This Fall, Marlante moves from the fiction genre to non-fiction with the publication of What It Is Like to Go to War (Grove/Atlantic, $25). On sale date: Aug. 30.

A graduate of Yale University and a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, Marlante began writing What It Is to Go to War, about the combat experience, while writing the award-winning Matterhorn. He served as a Marine in Vietnam and was the recipient of the Navy Cross, the Bronze Star, two Purple Hearts, and 10 air medals.

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