Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman
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...more
Throughout the book, Krakauer makes multiple references to how Pat Tillman didn’t grant interviews after enlisting, or how he didn’t want, “them to parade me through the streets” to advance a political agenda. I’m not exc...more
Let me start by saying I would not have made the same financial decision, despite the...more
Jon Krakauer details the circumstances surrounding Army Specialist Pat Tillman's "friendly fire" death in Afghanistan. Along the way he writes a fascinating biography of Tillman, an inspiring and rare man who stood by his principles and acted on them, sacrificing all for his country and his ideas of what is right. It's impossible to write about Tillman's death without also exploring the ensuing attempts to cover it up, a shameful business that involved Tillman's fellow s...more
There's also a lot of important history here regarding America's friend-enemy relations...more
Where Men Win Glory goes into the history of Afgha...more
Having read and been very impressed with Krakauer’s Under the Banner of Heaven, I was expecting – and got— a complex story. As a non-football fan, I don’t know the difference (or if there is one) between a sack and a tackle or a fullback, a free safety and a linebacker. But who Tillman was...more
I had to kind of slog through parts of it, especially those describing football games. Mostly,though, I felt that Krakauer used Pat Tillman as a means to his (Krakauer's) own end, which was to discredit the Bush administration and its war efforts. It's not that I don't agree with him--I do--but it felt very heavy-handed to me.
I respect and admire the young man full of grit. I abhor the thrill seeker who gave away a life worth living.
Tillman became a star college football player and then his dream came true and he was drafted into the NFL. Several years later he was a vett...more
This edition has been updated to reflect new developments and includes new material obtained through the Freedom of Information Act.
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...more
I put off reading this particular book because the subje...more
Tough book to read – very interesting and tragic story. At times hard to believe the incompetence and downright arrogance of the U.S. military and government; at other times inspiring to read about young men in battle as good as any we have ever fielded in any other war.
Good quotes by Asch….
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...more
A scandal and a heroic tale that is in one book; is that possible? Yes it is. Jon Krakauer beautifully exposes a U.S. military scandal in the novel Where Men Win Glory. Pat Tillman an excellent athlete leaves the NFL to join the military after the tragic incident of 9/11. How the death of this athlete happened is a very complex answer, yet Where Men Win Glory does an amazing job answering it. I would definitely recommend this novel because it is well written and it is a brilliant mix between an...more
In Where Men Win Glory, author Jon Krakauer (Into Thin Air, Under The Banner Of He...more