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Where Men Win Glory

The Odyssey of Pat Tillman

Jon Krakauer

(author)

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Where Men Win Glory is a profoundly eloquent and affecting account of heroism - a millionaire sports star who gave it all up after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, to fight for his country with the US Army in Afghanistan: only to be killed by one of his own platoon. The gripping story of the life and death of a true American hero.
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"a tribute to our better natures"

The Guardian

Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman A01 By (author) N Jon Krakauer 198 130 25 330 BC Paperback / softback 400 Atlantic Books Atlantic Books London United Kingdom BGHA Autobiography: historical, political & military JW Warfare & defence HBWS4 Afghan War WSJS American football 1.3 DNB DNBH DNBS NHWR9 Biography: general Biography: historical, political & military Biography: sport Military history: post-WW2 conflicts Where Men Win Glory is a profoundly eloquent and affecting account of heroism - a millionaire sports star who gave it all up after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, to fight for his country with the US Army in Afghanistan: only to be killed by one of his own platoon. The gripping story of the life and death of a true American hero. Pat Tillman was well-known to American sports fans: a chisel-jawed and talented young professional football star, he was on the brink of signing a million dollar contract when, in 2001, al-Qaeda launched terrorist attacks against his country. Driven by deeply felt moral patriotism, he walked away from fame and money to enlist in the United States Special Operations Forces. A year later he was killed - apparently in the line of fire - on a desolate hillside near the Pakistan border in Afghanistan. News of Tillman's death shocked America. But even as the public mourned his loss, the US Army aggressively maneuvered to conceal the truth: that it was a ranger in Tillman's own platoon who had fired the fatal shots. In Where Men Win Glory, Jon Krakauer reveals how an entire country was deliberately deceived by those at the very highest levels of the US army and government. 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. Jon Krakauer is the author of Into The Wild, Into Thin Air, Eiger Dreams and Under the Banner of Heaven and is the editor of the Modern Library Exploration series. 01082010 02 RRP including tax GB GBP 12.99 0.00 12.99 This price includes a tax element GB 20 Available 24 GARD Y

Pat Tillman was well-known to American sports fans: a chisel-jawed and talented young professional football star, he was on the brink of signing a million dollar contract when, in 2001, al-Qaeda launched terrorist attacks against his country. Driven by deeply felt moral patriotism, he walked away from fame and money to enlist in the United States Special Operations Forces. A year later he was killed - apparently in the line of fire - on a desolate hillside near the Pakistan border in Afghanistan.

News of Tillman's death shocked America. But even as the public mourned his loss, the US Army aggressively maneuvered to conceal the truth: that it was a ranger in Tillman's own platoon who had fired the fatal shots.

In Where Men Win Glory, Jon Krakauer reveals how an entire country was deliberately deceived by those at the very highest levels of the US army and government. 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.

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Book publisherAtlantic Books
Publication date1 Aug 2010
FormatPaperback
Pages400
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