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Where men win glory : the odyssey of Pat Tillman

Author: Jon Krakauer
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Irrepressible individualist and iconoclast Pat Tillman walked away from his $3.6 million NFL contract in May 2002 to enlist in the United States Army. Deeply troubled by 9/11, he felt a strong moral obligation to join the fight against al-Qaeda and the Taliban. Two years later, he died on a desolate hillside in Afghanistan. Though obvious to most on the scene that a ranger in Tillman's own platoon had fired the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Pat Tillman
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Krakauer
ISBN: 9780385522267 0385522266
OCLC Number: 230729837
Description: xxv, 383 p. : maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: San Francisco Bay area --
Afghanistan --
Iraq --
Jessica Lynch Convoy, March 23, 2003 --
Battle of Nasiriyah, March 23, 2003 --
Movement of Tillman's Ranger Platoon, April 14-25, 2004 --
Firefight in Tillman Pass, April 22, 2004 --
Firefight in Tillman Pass, West End of Canyon, April 22, 2004.
Responsibility: Jon Krakauer.

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Irrepressible individualist and iconoclast Pat Tillman walked away from his $3.6 million NFL contract in May 2002 to enlist in the United States Army. Deeply troubled by 9/11, he felt a strong moral obligation to join the fight against al-Qaeda and the Taliban. Two years later, he died on a desolate hillside in Afghanistan. Though obvious to most on the scene that a ranger in Tillman's own platoon had fired the fatal shots, the Army aggressively maneuvered to keep this information from Tillman's family and the American public for five weeks following his death, while President Bush repeatedly invoked Tillman's name to promote his administration's foreign policy. Biographer Krakauer draws on his journals and letters, interviews with his wife and friends, conversations with the soldiers who served alongside him, and extensive research in Afghanistan to render this driven, complex, and uncommonly compelling figure as well as the definitive account of the events and actions that led to his death.--From publisher description.

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