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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.--From publisher description
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
Dewey number
  • 958.104/7
  • B
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GV939.T49
LC item number
K73 2009
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
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 (pages [359]-366) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
18297424
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxv, 383 pages
Isbn
9780385522267
Isbn Type
: HRD
Lccn
2008023155
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(DLC)BK0007617234
Label
Where men win glory : the odyssey of Pat Tillman, Jon Krakauer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [359]-366) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
18297424
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxv, 383 pages
Isbn
9780385522267
Isbn Type
: HRD
Lccn
2008023155
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(DLC)BK0007617234

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