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Where Men Win Glory : The Odyssey of Pat Tillman - Jon Krakauer

Where Men Win Glory

The Odyssey of Pat Tillman

Paperback Published: 27th July 2010
ISBN: 9780307386045
Number Of Pages: 480

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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 death, from the bestselling author of "Into the wild, Into Thin Air, "and" Under the Banner of Heaven."

"Nuanced, thorough, and chilling. . . . The arc of Tillman's life . . . echoes the trajectory of a classical hero's tale. . . . It acquires an almost legendary power." --The Oregonian "The fallen man at the heart of Where Men Win Glory quickly emerges as a classic Krakauer character. A charismatic athlete possessed of an insatiably curious mind, Tillman spurned the riches of life . . . to pursue old-fashioned notions of honor and sacrifice. He's Into the Wild's Chris McCandless gone to war." --Outside Magazine

"Riveting. . . . Krakauer's gripping book about this extraordinary man who lived passionately and died unnecessarily sets the record straight." --USA Today

"Talk about an inspired pairing of subject and author. . . . [Where Men Win Glory] reveals a far more complex and emotional character than the mythical American 'hero.'" --O, The Oprah Magazine

"Everyone (hawks, doves, patriots, subversives) can find something to celebrate in Pat Tillman. . . . A detailed portrait of a complicated hero." --Sports Illustrated

"Gripping, heartbreaking reading. . . . At once unique and universal. . . . A fitting tribute." --The Christian Science Monitor

"The first deeply reported book about Tillman by a first-rate journalist." --San Francisco Chronicle

"A riveting examination of another American idealist's startling path and haunting death." --The Daily Beast

"The combination of Krakauer and Tillman seems hard to resist. . . . Krakauer is a masterly writer and reporter. . . . [He] skillfully sketches Tillman's singular personality." --The New York Times Book Review

"Jon Krakauer has done his job well. . . . He has made [Tillman's story] compelling and passionate. . . . The man who emerges is an iconoclast who is comfortable with challenging the status quo but hardly an angel." --The Denver Post

"Krakauer brilliantly turns investigative reporter. . . . [A] wrenching account of the life and death of NFL star Pat Tillman." --People, 4 out of 4 stars

"It's tough to think of a better match than Jon Krakauer . . . and the story of Pat Tillman." --Men's Journal

"[A] riveting book. . . . No mere hagiography, this is investigative reporting at its best." --The Village Voice, A Best Book of the Year

"Compelling. . . . [An] exceptional life. . . . The definitive version of events surrounding Tillman's death." --The Los Angeles Times

"Jon Krakauer seeks out what people like to call American characters. Independent . . . guided by something powerful and beautiful. . . . [Tillman] was fearless and possessed of a remarkable sense of justice from the time he was born." --GQ

"Tillman reveals himself to be an intelligent, inquisitive, principled, and tolerant young man with a zest for life. . . . [His story] is rendered with alarming clarity and chilling details." --Boston Globe

"I read--devoured, actually--the Jon Krakauer book about Pat Tillman. . . . [Tillman] is a true alpha male, naturally pulling in others to follow his lead as if drawn by magnetic force. He was intensely curious, always challenging the status quo and interested in everyone. . . . Perhaps we can look to Pat Tillman for an enduring resolution to leave our comfort zones and step up when opportunities arise." --Andrew Brandt, The Huffington Post

"A page-turning narrative. . . . Krakauer has found his most fascinating character to date." --Lincoln Journal-Star

"The account of Tillman's final hours is harrowing, and, at times, grisly. But it also resonates with what seems to be the unmistakable ring of truth." --The Philadelphia Inquirer

"[Krakauer] is thoroughly at home when it comes to writing about elusive alpha males and the chances they choose to take in forbidding territory. . . . Heart-rending." --Louisville Courier Journal

"The Tillman who emerges from Krakauer's account is a disciplined, ferociously inquisitive skeptic. . . . Krakauer has performed an important service." --The Detroit Free Press

"Pat Tillman is just the kind of tough, smart, off-the societal-grid kind of character to attract Krakauer. . . . [A] deeply reported, fascinating account." --The Boulder Daily Camera

"Engaging storytelling. . . . Krakauer has a knack for weaving in great detail while moving the story along. . . . [He] stich[es] together the soldier's complex persona, depicting the highly motivated athlete who thrived on David vs. Goliath challenges. . . . Restores the late Pat Tillman's humanity." --Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"Krakauer seamlessly pieces together the interviews, the testimony and the journals to tell the story of an extraordinary man faced with extraordinary circumstances." --The News Sun (Chicago)

"Jon Krakauer has made a name for himself by writing about impassioned individuals and the incredible lengths to which they go in pursuit of their goals. . . . [He] confronts a most perplexing subject in Pat Tillman, a bright, highly principled and complex man." --The San Jose Mercury News

"An affecting portrait . . . combining empathy and extensive reporting. . . . The facts speak eloquently." --Bloomberg News

ISBN: 9780307386045
ISBN-10: 030738604X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 27th July 2010
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 13.34  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.37