Author Jon Krakauer tells the story of professional football player turned U.S. Army Ranger Pat Tillman, who was killed in Afghanistan by friendly fire 2004. This book covers all aspects of Tillman’s life from his childhood and collegiate career to his enlistment in the military after 9/11 and subsequent death. Krakauer paints an intimate portrait of a man who was driven not only by athletic competitiveness and patriotism but also by complex philosophical beliefs, making for an unforgettable human saga.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone who wants to read about the life of Pat Tillman. It tells his story from childhood through his enlistment in the military and death in Afghanistan.
- Jon Krakauer is a master storyteller, and he tells the Tillman story extremely well.
- The book provides an in-depth look at all facets of Tillman’s life, from his upbringing to his death.
- It is extremely well researched, providing accurate details about both Tillman’s personal life and military service.
- It is a little dense and may be tough to get through for some readers.
- It does not have a chronological timeline, making it difficult to follow at times.
- Some parts are more detailed than others, which can be frustrating.
Learn more about the author
Author Jon Krakauer is a mountaineer and journalist who has written extensively on outdoor adventure and survival.
“Jon Krakauer has crafted an unforgettable story of tragedy and triumph. With Where Men Win Glory, he has given us a penetrating glimpse into the larger-than-life figure of Pat Tillman—a man who was driven not only by athletic competitiveness and patriotism but also by complex philosophical beliefs. This book is mandatory reading for anyone hoping to understand what made Tillman one of the most compelling figures of our time.”
“Jon Krakauer has written a riveting and profoundly moving account of doomed idealist Pat Tillman’s life and death. Where Men Win Glory is at once a suspenseful detective story, a wrenching personal tragedy, and an urgent work of political journalism.”
“This book is about a man, who like many men in our country, wanted to serve his country and make a difference. Pat Tillman was an amazing person, athlete and soldier whose life was cut way too short. I highly recommend this read for anyone who wants to learn more about one of the greatest American patriots.”