Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman

by Jon Krakauer

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group | September 15, 2009 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman is rated 4.7143 out of 5 by 7.
This edition has been updated to reflect new developments and includes new material obtained through the Freedom of Information Act.

Pat Tillman walked away from a multimillion-dollar NFL contract to join the Army and became an icon of post-9/11 patriotism. When he was killed in Afghanistan two years later, a legend was born. But the real Pat Tillman was much more remarkable, and considerably more complicated than the public knew...

A stunning account of a remarkable young man's heroic life and death, from the bestselling author of Into the Wild, Into Thin Air, and Under the Banner of Heaven.


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Published: September 15, 2009

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 038552840X

ISBN - 13: 9780385528405

Found in: Biography and Memoir

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Interesting, Informative, Inspiring, ...and sad I knew of the Pat Tillman story as a professional athlete / patriot who died tragically and, possibly, unnecessarily. This book, which I happened to pick up as a spur of the moment read, was riveting. There was as much to Pat Tillman as a man, a son, and a husband as there was to Pat Tillman as an athlete and soldier. His death was a great loss to his wife, his family, his sport, the Army, and possibly society in general. The actions of the US Government and the Army immediately following Tillman's death were shameful and deplorable. I find myself believing more and more that the greatest threat to world peace in 2012 is the neo-conservative government of the United States and the information in this book certainly reinforces that belief. Still, at the end of the day, this was a very interesting story of a promising young man whose life was wasted by war. How many more will there be?
Date published: 2012-09-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Recommended It took me 3 weeks to get through the first 3/4 of this book, and one night to finish the last 1/4. When Krakauer examines the night of Pat Tillman's death and the subsequent investigations into the fratricide that caused it, his use of careful detail is necessary and welcomed. However, much of the book is clogged with meticulous notes about the character of Tillman, which seemed unnecessary given his obviously honorable life path. I did really enjoy how Krakauer broke down what is going on during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, as he made it easier to understand for those who are not exactly politically minded.
Date published: 2010-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ABSOLUTELY INSPIRING Jon's review of this amazing story was spell binding. I could not put it down. If I had one criticism it would be the lack of photos. I wanted to meet Marie and Kevin and seeing their faces would have accomplished a small part of the book.
Date published: 2010-01-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mission (Redacted) The latest Jon Krakauer title tells the story of Pat Tillman, the NFL player who left behind a multi-million dollar contract to do what he felt was right: join the Army after 9/11. After he was killed by friendly fire, the army/government made every effort to cover up this fact and make him into a hero. The story of Pat Tillman in Afghanistan is riveting but unfortunately the book takes time to get there. We start with an unnecessary history lesson about Afghanistan going back to the Soviet invasion, as well as stories about Tillman that start to feel like padding (did we really need to know about the time he beat a guy up at a pizza joint?) Once we get to Iraq (where Tillman went first, something he hated) and then Afghanistan, you become riveted with fascinating accounts of battles where, more often that not, army forces are killed by their own people. The tale of the soldiers being strafed and bombed by their own planes will completely unnerve you. The efforts that the army and government go through to cover up what really happened will horrify you the most. Krakauer does an excellent job putting all the pieces together, including all the rules that the Army broke (such as burning Tillman's personal property) as well as all the lies they told to his family and friends. All in all, despite a slow start, this is a fascinating book.
Date published: 2009-11-27

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Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman

by Jon Krakauer

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: September 15, 2009

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 038552840X

ISBN - 13: 9780385528405

From the Publisher

This edition has been updated to reflect new developments and includes new material obtained through the Freedom of Information Act.

Pat Tillman walked away from a multimillion-dollar NFL contract to join the Army and became an icon of post-9/11 patriotism. When he was killed in Afghanistan two years later, a legend was born. But the real Pat Tillman was much more remarkable, and considerably more complicated than the public knew...

A stunning account of a remarkable young man's heroic life and death, from the bestselling author of Into the Wild, Into Thin Air, and Under the Banner of Heaven.


From the Trade Paperback edition.