iOS app Android app

Karl Marlantes

Casualties of War

Doug Bradley | Posted 08.05.2013 | Impact
Doug Bradley

That sure is an awful lot of sacrifice, and an inordinate amount of pain -- times 1,244 -- for me and my Wisconsin neighbors to endure. But the photo collection is one small step we can take to help ensure that the Wisconsinites who sacrificed their lives in Vietnam will never be forgotten.

The Games Played by Universal Soldiers

Doug Bradley | Posted 12.18.2012 | College
Doug Bradley

As we see with the Marines in Matterhorn in the heat of battle, they aren't pulling the trigger each time to defend democracy so much as defend themselves and each other as brothers.

War, What Is It Good For?

Doug Bradley | Posted 12.09.2012 | College
Doug Bradley

Why was the war in Vietnam fought? Why are our wars today being fought? And have we learned anything from our failures in the past?

Reality vs. Illusion in Vietnam: "Go Ask Alice"

Doug Bradley | Posted 12.01.2012 | College
Doug Bradley

The Vietnam War was a war of illusion; the enemy did not fight in traditional ways.

Marines and Vietnam: Waist Deep in the Big Muddy

Doug Bradley | Posted 11.26.2012 | College
Doug Bradley

Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes is a war novel set in 1969 Vietnam. The book presents a very real look into the misery endured by United States Marines during the war.

WATCH: Why Veterans Should Be "Thanked, Not Cheered"

Bill Moyers | Posted 09.25.2012 | Impact
Bill Moyers

2012-07-26-moyers.JPG "Here's my ideal of a return. First of all, they don't need cheering. It ain't football."

Karl Marlantes: Scholar and Warrior

Steve Peck | Posted 07.31.2012 | Impact
Steve Peck

Karl Marlantes opens up about his experiences serving as a Marine in Vietnam and returning to civilian life in his new book What It Is Like To Go To War.

'What It Is Like To Go To War': War In Your Words

Annemarie Dooling | Posted 04.16.2012 | Books

This week the HuffPost Book Club is in Seattle with author Karl Marlantes. If you're in the area, join us at 7pm on Wednesday, April 18th at The Ellio...

Why All Wars Are Religious Experiences

Rev. Earl E. Johnson | Posted 06.14.2012 | Books
Rev. Earl E. Johnson

Chaplains working with our warriors can be vital to mission readiness including their spiritual preparation. All wars are religious. All conflicts are spiritual.

'What It Is Like To Go To War': The Discussion Has Begun

Annemarie Dooling | Posted 04.03.2012 | Books

This week we began reading the Karl Marlantes novel, 'What It Is Like To Go To War' and though Marlantes has just touched the surface of some very dee...

Read With Us: 'What It Is Like To Go To War'

Posted 04.11.2012 | Books

Here's the team who will be blogging about the book: Andrew Losowsky, Books Editor Annemarie Dooling, Community Editor Zoë Triska, Associate Boo...

The Military In Our Lives

Andrew Losowsky | Posted 05.30.2012 | Home
Andrew Losowsky

Before we begin our latest Book Club selection, we wanted to share our own associations with the military, and what we're looking for as we read this book.

WATCH: Karl Marlantes Talks About The Book On C-SPAN

Posted 05.30.2012 | Books

Watch Karl Marlantes talk about his book and his military experience on C-SPAN: ...

What Is It Like To Go To War?

Annemarie Dooling | Posted 03.27.2012 | Books

Last week we announced our latest book club pick, Karl Marlantes' spiritual and psychological battle novel, "What It Is Like To Go To War," and since ...

Our Next Book Club Pick Is Our Most Profoundly Important One So Far

Andrew Losowsky | Posted 05.20.2012 | Books
Andrew Losowsky

When we choose our selections for the Book Club, we try to make them as timely as we can. It's a sad fact that our next choice has proven to be more timely than we ever would have wished

Indie Booksellers' Choice Award Winners Announced

booksellerschoiceawards.com | Posted 07.25.2011 | Books

The first annual Indie Booksellers' Choice Awards were presented last night in a standing-room only ceremony hosted by comedian David Rees at the Hous...

Savannah Book Festival Promises Stellar Lineup in February

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Georgianne Nienaber

A rock star-turned-environmentalist, a coach morphed into a master gardener, and an inspired Vietnam Veteran author are all part of the lineup at this year's Fourth Annual Savannah Book Festival.

Karl Marlantes: My Top 10 War Stories

The Guardian | Karl Marlantes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"It seems to me that a great war book must speak the truth about war; that it is mostly tedious, numbing, confusing, occasionally thrilling, filled wi...

Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War

Michael Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Michael Jones

Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War is the best novel I have ever read about Vietnam, which is saying something. It's also one of the best books I have ever read.