Where Men Win Glory

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.

Where Men Win Glory

Where Men Win Glory

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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Where Men Win Glory
Language: en
Pages: 300
Authors: Jon Krakauer
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-01-01 - Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

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
Where Men Win Glory
Language: en
Pages: 323
Authors: Jon Krakauer
Categories: Afghan War, 2001-
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher:

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Where Men Win Glory
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Jon Krakauer
Categories: Afghan War, 2001-
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher:

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 contract to enlist in the United States Army. He was deeply troubled by 9/11, and he felt
Fallen Stars
Language: en
Pages: 268
Authors: Carson Cunningham
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-11-06 - Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

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G.I. Messiahs
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Jonathan H. Ebel
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-11-24 - Publisher: Yale University Press

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