Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman by Jon Krakauer

Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman

byJon Krakauer

Kobo ebook | September 15, 2009

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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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Title:Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat TillmanFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 15, 2009Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:038552840X

ISBN - 13:9780385528405

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Too political I already knew the story having watched a documentary made about the story. Krakauer becomes too political and exposes his politics more than just telling the story with the facts. I don't want an authors political views when they are supposed to be telling a story about someone else. Stick to facts and let people decide what they think.
Date published: 2017-03-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from didn't enjoy I know the story about Tillman, his death and the government fiasco. I didn't enjoy this book. I believe Krakauer takes too many political positions in the book which really takes away from reading.
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Impressive amount of detail. A very real and tragic story, which makes one wonder "is there a lot more behind White House doors that need revealing"? A great read, and a great "page~turner".
Date published: 2015-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Jon Krakauer did it again! This is an amazing book that'll keep you questioning everything right from the start. Pat Tillman has quite a story that can surprise most people like me. I don't have much of an interest in football but Tillman's change in character throughout the book really grasped my attention. Krakauer masterfully told the legacy of Pat Tillman for us to learn from.
Date published: 2013-09-08
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