The Resource Where men win glory | Where men win glory : the odyssey of Pat Tillman, Jon Krakauer, (electronic resource)

Where men win glory | Where men win glory : the odyssey of Pat Tillman, Jon Krakauer, (electronic resource)

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.--From publisher description
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
  • 796.332092
  • B
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV939.T49
LC item number
K73 2009eb (Online)
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
OverDrive Collection
Label
Where men win glory | Where men win glory : the odyssey of Pat Tillman, Jon Krakauer, (electronic resource)
Authority link
Link
http://epl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=75763DE7-C87D-497B-B1C5-4FC870BEFE3B
Publication
Copyright
Creator
Note
  • Print version:
  • B002L6HE3W (Amazon Standard Identification Number (ASIN))
  • Description based on print version record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [359]-366)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
Control code
ocn464663563
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource ( xxv, 383 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385522267
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o464663563
  • (CaAE) o464663563
  • (OCoLC)464663563

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