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The Resource Where men win glory : the odyssey of Pat Tillman, Jon Krakauer

Where men win glory : the odyssey of Pat Tillman, Jon Krakauer

Label
Where men win glory : the odyssey of Pat Tillman
Title
Where men win glory
Title remainder
the odyssey of Pat Tillman
Statement of responsibility
Jon Krakauer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Traces the controversial story of NFL player and soldier Pat Tillman, describing the military's efforts to hide the truth about his death by friendly fire, in an account that draws on Tillman's journals and letters as well as interviews with family members and fellow soldiers
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
331330
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Krakauer, Jon
Dewey number
  • 796.332092
  • B
Index
no index present
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1300
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Tillman, Pat
  • Football players
  • Soldiers
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Football and war
Target audience
adult
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the odyssey of Pat Tillman
Label
Where men win glory : the odyssey of Pat Tillman, Jon Krakauer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [359]-366) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
San Francisco Bay area -- Afghanistan -- Iraq -- Jessica Lynch Convoy, March 23, 2003 -- Battle of Nasiriyah, March 23, 2003 -- Movement of Tillman's Ranger Platoon, April 14-25, 2004 -- Firefight in Tillman Pass, April 22, 2004 -- Firefight in Tillman Pass, West End of Canyon, April 22, 2004
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxv, 383 pages
Isbn
9780385522267
Lccn
2008023155
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • ocn230729837
  • OCoLC
Label
Where men win glory : the odyssey of Pat Tillman, Jon Krakauer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [359]-366) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
San Francisco Bay area -- Afghanistan -- Iraq -- Jessica Lynch Convoy, March 23, 2003 -- Battle of Nasiriyah, March 23, 2003 -- Movement of Tillman's Ranger Platoon, April 14-25, 2004 -- Firefight in Tillman Pass, April 22, 2004 -- Firefight in Tillman Pass, West End of Canyon, April 22, 2004
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxv, 383 pages
Isbn
9780385522267
Lccn
2008023155
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • ocn230729837
  • OCoLC

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