Where Men Win Glory

Jon Krakauer

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About the book

The book, Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman, was released by Doubleday on September 15, 2009. It draws on the journals and letters of Pat Tillman, an NFL football player and U.S. Army ranger whose death in Afghanistan made him a symbol of American sacrifice and heroism, though it also became a subject of controversy about the handling of the announcement of his death by the U.S. Army.
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Pat Tillman

Pat Tillman walked away from a lucrative career in the National Football League to join the military and fight in Afghanistan. He was then killed by friendly fire in an incident that was initially covered up. Born in San Jose, on Nov. 6, 1976, Mr. Tillman was raised in California but left for Arizona in 1994 to attend Arizona State University and play for its football team. At 5 foot 11 inches tall, he was relatively small for a linebacker, but played the position so well that as a senior he was voted the Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year. Tillman was one of the most potent and misused symbols of post-9/11 patriotism in America. As the most famous American soldier in the newly-launched War on Terror, Tillman had received a personal note of congratulations from Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld after he enlisted.

Setting

The book Where men win glory, takes place mainly in two different places. In San Jose California where Pat Tillman grew up and in Afghanistan where Pat fought for our country.

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This is Pat Tillmans fuenerul

Plot

“Many decisions are made in our lifetime, Most relatively insignificant while others life altering” This quote is talking about Pat Tillman when he made the decision to leave the NFL and to be enlisted into the war. It is a huge decision in his life and he is the spotlight that everyone will look up to ever since 9/11. Tillman was then sent to Afghanistan and shortly after killed by friendly fire..

I praise this book

I praise this book to teenagers that are playing football and have a bright future ahead of them. Also, kids that are looking to join the army. Pat Tillman made it past his conflicts with his size and achieved his goals to make it to the NFL. Anyone can do it, you have to set your goals and work even harder to achieve it. I believe that many kids would like this book especially if they play sports