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

Book Cover
Published
New York : Doubleday, c2009.
Format
Book
Edition
1st ed.
Status
Clallam Bay - Biography  1 available
BIO TILLMAN KRAKAUE
Port Angeles - Biography  1 available
BIO TILLMAN KRAKAUE

Copies

LocationCall NumberStatus
Clallam Bay - BiographyBIO TILLMAN KRAKAUEAvailable
Port Angeles - BiographyBIO TILLMAN KRAKAUEShelving Cart

Description

Loading Description...

Also in this Series

Checking series information...

More Like This

Loading more titles like this title...

Other Editions and Formats

More Details

Physical Desc
xxv, 383 pages : map ; 25 cm.
Language
English
ISBN
9780385522267, 0385522266
Accelerated Reader
UG
Level 9.7, 24 Points

Notes

Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references 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.