Where Men Win Glory The Odyssey of Pat Tillman [Audiobook]


Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman (Audiobook) by way of Jon Krakauer
English | September 15, 2009 | ASIN: B002P9T8CA, ISBN: 0739357840 | [email protected] kbps | 13h 8m | 357 MB

English | September 15, 2009 | ASIN: B002P9T8CA, ISBN: 0739357840 | [email protected] kbps | 13h 8m | 357 MB
Narrator: Scott Brick
The bestselling creator of Into the Wild, Into Thin Air, and Under the Banner of Heaven delivers a shocking, eloquent account of a exceptional younger guy’s haunting adventure. 
Like the lads whose epic tales Jon Krakauer has advised in his earlier bestsellers, Pat Tillman used to be an irrepressible individualist and iconoclast. In May 2002, Tillman walked clear of his $3.6 million NFL contract to enlist within the United States Army. He used to be deeply bothered by way of 9/11, and he felt a powerful ethical legal responsibility to sign up for the combat in opposition to al-Qaeda and the Taliban. Two years later, he died on a desolate hillside in southeastern Afghanistan. 
Though obtrusive to lots of the two dozen squaddies at the scene {that a} ranger in Tillman’s personal platoon had fired the deadly photographs, the Army aggressively maneuvered to stay this data from Tillman’s spouse, different members of the family, and the American public for 5 weeks following his demise. During this time, President Bush again and again invoked Tillman’s identify to advertise his management’s overseas coverage. Long after Tillman’s nationally televised memorial provider, the Army grudgingly notified his closest family that he had “most definitely” been killed by way of pleasant fireplace whilst it persevered to dissemble about the main points of his demise and who used to be accountable. 
In Where Men Win Glory, Jon Krakauer attracts on Tillman’s journals and letters, interviews together with his spouse and buddies, conversations with the warriors who served along him, and intensive analysis at the floor in Afghanistan to render an intricate mosaic of this pushed, advanced, and uncommonly compelling determine in addition to the definitive account of the occasions and movements that resulted in his demise. Before he enlisted within the military, Tillman used to be acquainted to sports activities aficionados as an undersized, overachieving Arizona Cardinals protection whose virtuosity within the defensive backfield used to be spellbinding. With his shoulder-length hair, outspoken perspectives, and boundless highbrow interest, Tillman used to be regarded as a maverick. America used to be fascinated when he traded the brilliant lighting and riches of the NFL for boot camp and a buzz reduce. Sent first to Iraq-a conflict he would overtly claim used to be “unlawful as hell” -and in the end to Afghanistan, Tillman used to be pushed by way of difficult, emotionally charged, every now and then contradictory notions of accountability, honor, justice, patriotism, and masculine delight, and he used to be decided to serve his whole three-year dedication. But on April 22, 2004, his lifestyles would result in a barrage of bullets fired by way of his fellow squaddies. 
Krakauer chronicles Tillman’s riveting, tragic odyssey in engrossing element highlighting his exceptional personality and character whilst carefully analyzing the murky, heartbreaking instances of his demise. Infused with the facility and authenticity readers have come to be expecting from Krakauer’s storytelling, Where Men Win Glory exposes shattering truths about males and conflict.

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