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Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman


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The perfect-selling writer of Into the Wild, Into Skinny Air, and Underneath the Banner of Heaven delivers a shocking, eloquent account of a outstanding younger man’s haunting journey. Like the lads whose epic tales Jon Krakauer has advised in his earlier finest sellers, Pat Tillman was an irrepressible individualist and iconoclast. In Could 2002, Tillman walked away from his $3.6 million NFL contract to enlist in the USA Military. He was deeply troubled by 9/11, and he felt a powerful ethical obligation to affix the combat in opposition to al-Qaeda and the Taliban. Two years later, he died on a desolate hillside in southeastern Afghanistan.Although apparent to a lot of the two dozen troopers on the scene {that a} ranger in Tillman’s personal platoon had fired the deadly photographs, the Military aggressively maneuvered to maintain this data from Tillman’s spouse, different members of the family, and the American public for 5 weeks following his dying. Throughout this time, President Bush repeatedly invoked Tillman’s title to advertise his administration’s international coverage. Lengthy after Tillman’s nationally televised memorial service, the Military grudgingly notified his closest kinfolk that he had in all probability been killed by pleasant hearth whereas it continued to dissemble concerning the particulars of his dying and who was accountable. In The place Males Win Glory, Jon Krakauer attracts on Tillman’s journals and letters, interviews together with his spouse and buddies, conversations with the troopers who served alongside him, and in depth analysis on the bottom in Afghanistan to render an intricate mosaic of this pushed, complicated, and uncommonly compelling determine, in addition to the definitive account of the occasions and actions that led to his dying.Earlier than he enlisted within the military, Tillman was acquainted to sports activities aficionados as an undersized, overachieving Arizona Cardinals security whose virtuosity within the defensive backfield was spellbinding. Together with his shoulder-length hair, outspoken views, and boundless mental curiosity, Tillm…