Where Men Win Glory
The Odyssey of Pat Tillman
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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.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Great read ends too soon
So fast paced and so well done. Feels like the ending is too abrupt. Very well done though. Couldn't put it down!
This book gives information that makes me understand how Afghanistan has played a pivotal role in the September 11 attacks and also about how difficult it will be to eventually bring peace to that region. The tragic end Pat Tillman had due to decisions made by his chain of command brought terrible consecuences. The cover up is an eye opener. And Mary Tillman's unwavering love for his son reminds me of my Mother, the way she loved me.
Enlightening, parts of it will leave you dumbfounded.
Krakauer has a way of researching and writing that makes the subject matter incredibly educational and enjoyable to read. This is not an easy book to "digest" however, a lively read, but you will be saddened by the implications of it. You will walk away from this book with a greater understanding of a government's propaganda to support war, obscure friendly fire and the media's ravenous need to report what the government delivers. This theme surrounds the similarly interesting story of a dynamic individual who dropped everything in search of deeper character development; only to loose his life doing so in a most tragic and seemingly senseless way. The repercussions from this book are many and will haunt you for months after you finish. A book worthy of every American's time. Especially those Americans interested in seeking a more realistic "truth" behind government, war, love and individuality with in our national culture.