Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman

Where Men Win Glory The Odyssey of Pat Tillman The bestselling author of Into the Wild Into Thin Air and Under the Banner of Heaven delivers a stunning eloquent account of a remarkable young man s haunting journey Like the men whose epic storie

  • Title: Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman
  • Author: Jon Krakauer
  • ISBN: 9780385522267
  • Page: 246
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The bestselling author of Into the Wild, Into Thin Air, and Under the Banner of Heaven delivers a stunning, eloquent account of a remarkable young man s haunting journey.Like the men whose epic stories Jon Krakauer has told in his previous bestsellers, Pat Tillman was an irrepressible individualist and iconoclast In May 2002, Tillman walked away from his 3.6 million NFLThe bestselling author of Into the Wild, Into Thin Air, and Under the Banner of Heaven delivers a stunning, eloquent account of a remarkable young man s haunting journey.Like the men whose epic stories Jon Krakauer has told in his previous bestsellers, Pat Tillman was an irrepressible individualist and iconoclast In May 2002, Tillman walked away from his 3.6 million NFL contract to enlist in the United States Army He was deeply troubled by 9 11, and he felt a strong moral obligation to join the fight against al Qaeda and the Taliban Two years later, he died on a desolate hillside in southeastern Afghanistan.Though obvious to most of the two dozen soldiers on the scene that a ranger in Tillman s own platoon had fired the fatal shots, the Army aggressively maneuvered to keep this information from Tillman s wife, other family members, and the American public for five weeks following his death During this time, President Bush repeatedly invoked Tillman s name to promote his administration s foreign policy Long after Tillman s nationally televised memorial service, the Army grudgingly notified his closest relatives that he had probably been killed by friendly fire while it continued to dissemble about the details of his death and who was responsible.In Where Men Win Glory, Jon Krakauer draws on Tillman s journals and letters, interviews with his wife and friends, conversations with the soldiers who served alon

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