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Where Men Win Glory Product Detail:

  • Publisher : Atlantic Books Ltd
  • Release : 01 January 2010
  • ISBN : 9781848874831
  • Page : 300 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 2 voters

Where Men Win Glory Book Summary/Review:

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

Where Men Win Glory
  • Author : Jon Krakauer
  • Publisher : Atlantic Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2010-01-01
  • ISBN : 9781848874831
GET THIS BOOKWhere 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

Summary of Jon Krakauer's Where Men Win Glory

Summary of Jon Krakauer's Where Men Win Glory
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  • Release Date : 2022-05-15T22:59:00Z
  • ISBN : 9798822512450
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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The life force is not a divine spark, but something that makes those who have it fully human. It is the foundation of eros, and it makes people think more intensely, see more, and feel more. #2 When Pat Tillman was eleven years old, he joined the all-star team in his town, and it was here that he first learned about his extraordinary athletic ability. He soon

Where Men Win Glory

Where Men Win Glory
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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010
  • ISBN : 1448744997
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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 a strong moral obligation to join the fight against al-Qaeda and the Taliban. Two years later, he died on a desolate hillside in southeastern Afghanistan. Though obvious to most of the two dozen

G.I. Messiahs

G.I. Messiahs
  • Author : Jonathan H. Ebel
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-11-24
  • ISBN : 9780300216356
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Jonathan Ebel has long been interested in how religion helps individuals and communities render meaningful the traumatic experiences of violence and war. In this new work, he examines cases from the Great War to the present day and argues that our notions of what it means to be an American soldier are not just strongly religious, but strongly Christian. Drawing on a vast array of sources, he further reveals the effects of soldier veneration on the men and women so

Pat Tillman - a Hero of War

Pat Tillman - a Hero of War
  • Author : Philip Martin McCaulay
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2010-01
  • ISBN : 9780557198726
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Patrick Daniel Tillman (November 6, 1976 - April 22, 2004) was an American football player who left his professional sports career and enlisted in the United States Army in 2002 in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks. He joined the United States Army Rangers and served multiple tours in combat before he was killed by friendly fire in the mountains of Afghanistan. Details about the circumstances surrounding his death have been the subject of controversy and military investigations. Pat's family and friends started the Pat

Heroes: Saviours, Traitors and Supermen (TEXT ONLY)

Heroes: Saviours, Traitors and Supermen (TEXT ONLY)
  • Author : Lucy Hughes-Hallett
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2013-01-17
  • ISBN : 9780007404674
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From the author of ‘The Pike’ – winner of the 2013 Samuel Johnson prize for non-fiction – a compelling story of heroism told through eight famous lives that span from Achilles to Sir Francis Drake.

Into the Wild

Into the Wild
  • Author : Jon Krakauer
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2018-07-12
  • ISBN : 9781529011906
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With an introduction by novelist David Vann In April 1992, Chris McCandless set off alone into the Alaskan wild. He had given his savings to charity, abandoned his car and his possessions, and burnt the money in his wallet, determined to live a life of independence. Just four months later, Chris was found dead. An SOS note was taped to his makeshift home, an abandoned bus. In piecing together the final travels of this extraordinary young man's life, Jon Krakauer writes

Into Thin Air

Into Thin Air
  • Author : Jon Krakauer
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 1998-11-12
  • ISBN : 9780679462712
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#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER • "A harrowing tale of the perils of high-altitude climbing, a story of bad luck and worse judgment and of heartbreaking heroism." —PEOPLE A bank of clouds was assembling on the not-so-distant horizon, but journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that "suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down." He was wrong. The storm, which claimed five lives and left countless more--including Krakauer's--in guilt-ridden disarray, would also provide the impetus for Into Thin

Eiger Dreams

Eiger Dreams
  • Author : Jon Krakauer
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2012-07-12
  • ISBN : 9780330527958
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No one writes about mountaineering and its attendant victories and hardships more brilliantly than Jon Krakauer. In this collection of his finest essays and reporting, Krakauer writes of mountains from the memorable perspective of one who has himself struggled with solo madness to scale Alaska's notorious Devils Thumb. In Pakistan, the fearsome K2 kills thirteen of the world's most experienced mountain climbers in one horrific summer. In Valdez, Alaska, two men scale a frozen waterfall over a four-hundred-foot drop. In

Disarmed

Disarmed
  • Author : Izzy Ezagui
  • Publisher : Prometheus Books
  • Release Date : 2018-03-20
  • ISBN : 9781633884281
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The inspiring story of a young American who volunteered to fight in the Israel Defense Forces, lost his arm in combat, and then returned to the battlefield. Combining refreshing candor with self-deprecating wit, this inspiring memoir will encourage readers to live up to their aspirations despite seemingly impossible odds. On January 8, 2009, Izzy Ezagui--an American who had enlisted in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) at nineteen--lost his arm in a mortar attack on the border of the Gaza Strip. In this

Classic Krakauer

Classic Krakauer
  • Author : Jon Krakauer
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2018-02-27
  • ISBN : 9780525562733
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Spanning an extraordinary range of subjects and locations, these ten gripping essays show why Jon Krakauer is considered a standard-bearer of modern journalism. His pieces take us from a horrifying avalanche on Mount Everest to a volcano poised to obliterate a big chunk of Seattle; from a wilderness teen-therapy program run by apparent sadists to an otherworldly cave in New Mexico, studied by NASA to better understand Mars; from the notebook of one Fred Beckey, who catalogued the greatest unclimbed

Epos

Epos
  • Author : Michael Lynn-George
  • Publisher : Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 1988
  • ISBN : UOM:39015046381185
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Human Virtue and Human Excellence

Human Virtue and Human Excellence
  • Author : Arthur W. H. Adkins,Joan Kalk Lowrence,Craig K. Ihara
  • Publisher : Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
  • Release Date : 1991
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105001735443
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This is an original and stimulating collection of articles by scholars trained in classics, moral philosophy, political science, literature, and intellectual history. Its principal objective is to convey to the modern reader a sophisticated understanding of Homeric and Classical Greek morality and how it differs from our own. Some of the articles focus primarily on Greek value concepts, especially the concept of arete. Others compare those concepts to modern notions of virtue and tolerance, as well as to the work

A Clean, Well-Lighted Place

A Clean, Well-Lighted Place
  • Author : Jon Krakauer
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2018-01-23
  • ISBN : 9780525562740
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Here is Jon Krakauer’s portrait of the iconoclastic architect Christopher Alexander, whose revolutionary human-centered approach has shaken the foundations of modern architecture. Krakauer delves into Alexander’s life and career, from his theories on a timeless “pattern language” that could be used to create buildings and towns that were simultaneously more livable and more beautiful, to his belief that architecture is correctly viewed as a powerful social instrument; from his on-site drafting techniques to his design process that, like

The Quiet Athenian

The Quiet Athenian
  • Author : L. B. Carter
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 1986
  • ISBN : UOM:39015010399197
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Like its modern counterparts, Athenian democracy strove to be an assembly of all its citizens. But as is the case with modern democratic states, it often fell far short of this goal. This enlightening work focuses on a previously unexplored strata of Athenian society: the apolitical citizens. The author begins with a review of the traditional drives to honor and fame which gave impetus to ancient Athenian political life and then goes on to analyze the diverse motives of those