Matterhorn - Karl Marlantes This book is gripping. It won't let you go. It is also sad, sad, sad. It's not easy to read for those of us who lived through this time. It's about war in all it's toughness, it's dirt and muck and death, what it does to the souls' of men, and why we must find some way to advance beyond the "need" for war. An important book.