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Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman

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The bestselling author of "Into the Wild", "Into Thin Air" and "Under the Banner of Heaven" delivers a stunning, eloquent account of a hero - a millionaire sports star who gave it all up to fight with the US Army in Afghanistan, only to be killed by one of his own platoon. In May 2002, Pat Tillman walked away from his $3.6 million NFL contract to enlist in the United States Special Operations Forces. He was deeply troubled by 9/11, and felt a strong moral obligation to join the fight against al-Qaeda and the Taliban. Two years later, he would die on a desolate hillside in south-eastern Afghanistan. News of Tillman's death dealt a devastating blow not only to his family and friends, but also to his fans - he was a much loved public figure, and his memorial service was watched by millions on national television. But while the public perception was that Tillman had died in the line of duty, most of the two dozen soldiers on the scene knew what the US Army had aggressively maneuvered to conceal: that it was a ranger in Tillman's own platoon who had fired the fatal shots. In "Where Men Win Glory", Jon Krakauer renders an intricate portrait of this driven, complex and uncommonly compelling figure and tells the gripping story of the search to uncover the truth about his death. Infused with the power and authenticity readers have come to expect from Krakauer's storytelling, Where Men Win Glory exposes shattering truths about men and war. Hide synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 5.000
djwood

Tragedy Followed by Travasty

by djwood on Feb 3, 2011

One more example of patriotic fervor abused, and the Army showing its utter failure to police itself, train itself, and do justice to those who have fallen. Really a disgusting picture of the Army hierarchy all the way to Rumsfield. An inspiring story of the best that the United States can-or ever ... More

JeffB

A good read about wartime and a too-early death

by JeffB on Jan 20, 2011

Well-written, inspiring, book about the too-short life of Pat Tillman. his sense of duty and how/why his life was cut short. More

Rhonda  H

Illuminating

by Rhonda H on Oct 7, 2010

Every young man or woman who considers joining the Army should read this first. Informed consent. More

SeldomSeen

A Disturbing American Tragedy

by SeldomSeen on Jan 27, 2010

This book upset me more than any story in recent memory. Perhaps my entire life. That a man, attempting to do the right thing, can be so thoroughly betrayed?by his leaders, his commanders and ultimately his own fellow soldiers?depressed me to no end. Is it any wonder that the modern male has become ... More

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