Where Men Win Glory - The Odyssey of Pat Tillman-logo

Where Men Win Glory - The Odyssey of Pat Tillman

Jon Krakauer

The bestselling author of Into the Wild, Into Thin Air, and Under the Banner of Heaven delivers a stunning, eloquent account of a remarkable young man's haunting journey. 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 soldiers 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 wife, other family members, and the American public for five weeks following his death. During this time, President Bush repeatedly invoked Tillman's name to promote his administration's foreign policy. Long after Tillman's nationally televised memorial service, the Army grudgingly notified his closest relatives that he had "probably" been killed by friendly fire while it continued to dissemble about the details of his death and who was responsible. In Where Men Win Glory, Jon Krakauer draws on Tillman's journals and letters, interviews with his wife and friends, conversations with the soldiers who served alongside him, and extensive research on the ground in Afghanistan to render an intricate mosaic of this driven, complex, and uncommonly compelling figure as well as the definitive account of the events and actions that led to his death. Before he enlisted in the army, Tillman was familiar to sports aficionados as an undersized, overachieving Arizona Cardinals safety whose virtuosity in the defensive backfield was spellbinding. With his shoulder-length hair, outspoken views, and boundless intellectual curiosity, Tillman was considered a maverick. America was fascinated when he traded the bright lights a

The bestselling author of Into the Wild, Into Thin Air, and Under the Banner of Heaven delivers a stunning, eloquent account of a remarkable young man's haunting journey. 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 soldiers 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 wife, other family members, and the American public for five weeks following his death. During this time, President Bush repeatedly invoked Tillman's name to promote his administration's foreign policy. Long after Tillman's nationally televised memorial service, the Army grudgingly notified his closest relatives that he had "probably" been killed by friendly fire while it continued to dissemble about the details of his death and who was responsible. In Where Men Win Glory, Jon Krakauer draws on Tillman's journals and letters, interviews with his wife and friends, conversations with the soldiers who served alongside him, and extensive research on the ground in Afghanistan to render an intricate mosaic of this driven, complex, and uncommonly compelling figure as well as the definitive account of the events and actions that led to his death. Before he enlisted in the army, Tillman was familiar to sports aficionados as an undersized, overachieving Arizona Cardinals safety whose virtuosity in the defensive backfield was spellbinding. With his shoulder-length hair, outspoken views, and boundless intellectual curiosity, Tillman was considered a maverick. America was fascinated when he traded the bright lights a
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The bestselling author of Into the Wild, Into Thin Air, and Under the Banner of Heaven delivers a stunning, eloquent account of a remarkable young man's haunting journey. 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 soldiers 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 wife, other family members, and the American public for five weeks following his death. During this time, President Bush repeatedly invoked Tillman's name to promote his administration's foreign policy. Long after Tillman's nationally televised memorial service, the Army grudgingly notified his closest relatives that he had "probably" been killed by friendly fire while it continued to dissemble about the details of his death and who was responsible. In Where Men Win Glory, Jon Krakauer draws on Tillman's journals and letters, interviews with his wife and friends, conversations with the soldiers who served alongside him, and extensive research on the ground in Afghanistan to render an intricate mosaic of this driven, complex, and uncommonly compelling figure as well as the definitive account of the events and actions that led to his death. Before he enlisted in the army, Tillman was familiar to sports aficionados as an undersized, overachieving Arizona Cardinals safety whose virtuosity in the defensive backfield was spellbinding. With his shoulder-length hair, outspoken views, and boundless intellectual curiosity, Tillman was considered a maverick. America was fascinated when he traded the bright lights a

Language:

English

Narrators:

Scott Brick

Length:

13h 12m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:17


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:22


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:33


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:32


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:48


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:28


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:53


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:18


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:33


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:35


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:01


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:24


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:43


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:15


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:24


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:22


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:25


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:01


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:58


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:54


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:57


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:22


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:10


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:01


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:19


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:21


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:16


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:41


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:24


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:22


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:44


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:50


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:54


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:23


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:05


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:54


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:43


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:53


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:05


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:39


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:55


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:54


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:43


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:25


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:44


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

09:32


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:47


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:38


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:52


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:05


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:45


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:48


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:42


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:37


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:07


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:21


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:07


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:49


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:05


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:58


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:26


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:59


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:15


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:57


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:31


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:31


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:45


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:53


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:57


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:55


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:47


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:48


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:17


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:48


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:44


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:20


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

09:46


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:41


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:32


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:43


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:22


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:52


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

09:50


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:37


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

08:20


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:01


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

00:33


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

08:06


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

02:56


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:51


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:48


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:11


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

08:18


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:18


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

02:41


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

07:51


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

07:49


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

06:00


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:11


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

07:24


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:02


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

07:23


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:06


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:31


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

07:10


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

06:18


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

00:28


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

08:00


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

08:14


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:37


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

05:12


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

05:40


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

03:20


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

09:40


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

07:23


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

06:26


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

06:46


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

09:00


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

05:03


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

07:15


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

08:50


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

04:19


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

08:45


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

00:55


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

06:44


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

07:27


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

06:14


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

05:19


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

04:06


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

00:27