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Where Men Win Glory

The Odyssey of Pat Tillman

By Jon Krakauer

Where Men Win Glory
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  • Published in USA  Sep 2009,
    416 pages.

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Will (05/19/11)

Extreme Bush Bashing
Krakauer is so vehement in his Bush bashing, that the Pat Tillman story becomes a sub-plot. A less biased book would have been far more believable. The author's intense loathing of Bush leaves me wondering what is accurate in this novel and what is driven by his extreme political leanings. He basically wants to blame Bush for Tillman's death. I don't know what to think of Tillman as a person --was he a true hero as depicted or an obnoxious, arrogant SOB. Maybe a little of both. If you hate Bush you will enjoy this book. Otherwise don't bother.
Tim Kilcrease (04/24/11)

Where Men Win Glory?
Kraukauer's title should contain a question mark. At least the reader would have an inkling of the monotonous and verbose political diatribe to come. It is nothing short of a false advertisement. The money is in the till and you have just purchased a slanted editorial wearing the clothing of a heroic biography. Don't waste your money on this one; if you want Krakauer's political views, just watch 60 minutes.
Kevin (12/31/10)

Informative and insightful
Krakauer once again uses the main character to give a humanistic story to challenge current societal systems. Character development is Krakauer's strength, and the Pat Tillman portrayal as a young man questioning his role and beliefs brings human nature into question. The blend of story telling interwoven with research allows for an important story to be told. As with all of his books, Krakauer forces the reader toward additional outside research to answer important questions.
Jason (09/23/10)

Tillman would be very disappointed
Krakauer has produced some good work. This book is not it.

Tillman is an interesting man and the details of the firefight that killed him and gripping. But Krakauer has an ax to grind, and he ruthlessly exploits Tillman's memory to do so.

You can see this coming early in the book when Krakauer spend 5 PAGES on a wildly misleading account of the 2000 election fight in Florida and Bush v Gore. It continues relentlessly, and soon the view of Tillman fades into the background as Krakauer's politics become the focal point of the book.

It's a real shame.
Duane J. Fangman (02/23/10)

Ruin a good topic
This book isn't about Pat Tillman. it is about Jon Krakauer's liberal bias and his hate of George Bush and the entire Republican Party. If Pat Tillman was still with us, he would be probably be ashamed.
Denise (01/26/10)

Where Men Win Glory
This book is a huge disappointment.... it is not based on facts.
It is merely a one sided opinionated book. Where are the supporting facts the author makes about the Officers discussed in the text? It is not creditable in any sense of the word. Anyone can write a lengthy opinion without backing up any of their facts or data.... totally worthless read!
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