Where men win glory : the odyssey of Pat Tillman
(Large Print)

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Published
New York : Random House Large Print, 2009.
Format
Large Print
Edition
1st large print ed.
Status
Sequim - Large Print Biography  1 available
LP BIO TILLMAN KRAKAUE

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558 pages (large print) : maps ; 24 cm.
Language
English
ISBN
9780739327630 (lg. print) :, 0739327631 (lg. print) :
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Level 9.7, 24 Points

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [505]-531) and index.
Description
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.