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Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman

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ISBN13: 9780307386045
ISBN10: 030738604x
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The unforgettable story of a young soldier who survived one of the bloodiest battles in Afghanistan and lived to pursue his dream of playing Division I college football

At 5-foot-8, 175 pounds, Daniel Rodriguez was an unlikely recruit for the gridiron. But on the battlefield, under the daily rain of sniper fire, he made a promise to his best friend. and#8220;When I get out of this shithole, Iand#8217;m going to play college football.and#8221;

Daniel had joined the army just weeks after graduating from high school, having recently suffered a devastating loss. At age nineteen he had no idea what war really was; he just wanted to get out of town. Almost immediately, he was deployed to Iraq (and would later serve in Afghanistan).and#160;And he grew up fastand#160;and#8212; stopped sleeping, started smoking. Killing became second nature. He fought in the infamous Battle of Kamdesh and for his bravery he was awarded a Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. But his best friend was not so lucky.

Against all odds, Daniel returned home and#8212; broken, but still alive. Stuck in the clutches of PTSD, Daniel remembered that fateful promise to his friend and knew he had to make good on it. He embarked on a grueling training regimen and when he postedand#160;a video of his efforts, it went viral overnight.and#160;By some mix of grit, determination, and the power of the Internet, he earned a spot on the Clemson University football team.

A powerfully delivered narrative of a young soldier, his unlikely dream, and how he found his way out of darkness, Rise is inspiring, quintessentially American, and will resonate with anyone who has ever fought for what they what they wanted.

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The epic story of Daniel Rodriguez, a soldier who fought in one of the bloodiest battles in Afghanistan, and against all odds, lived to pursue his dream of playing Division 1 college football

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This edition has been updated to reflect new developments and includes new material obtained through the Freedom of Information Act.

Pat Tillman walked away from a multimillion-dollar NFL contract to join the Army and became an icon of post-9/11 patriotism. When he was killed in Afghanistan two years later, a legend was born. But the real Pat Tillman was much more remarkable, and considerably more complicated than the public knew...

A stunning account of a remarkable young man's heroic life and death, from the bestselling author of Into the Wild, Into Thin Air, and Under the Banner of Heaven.

About the Author

Jon Krakauer is the author of Eiger Dreams, Into the Wild, Into Thin Air, and Under the Banner of Heaven and is the editor of the Modern Library Exploration series.

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lbmm, January 3, 2012 (view all comments by lbmm)
Krakauer is a master. His writing is beautiful, his prose intriguing and pulls you in. Tillman's story is told with sensitivity, depth and honesty, as a true American hero deserves. Krakauer not only reveals the truth behind the cover up of Tillman's death, but also touches in on the beauty of his life. Tillman is portrayed as a real person, flaws and all, which makes this book all the more touching.

Please keep writing Jon Krakauer and I promise to keep reading.
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Roderick Snell, January 14, 2011 (view all comments by Roderick Snell)
Best book I read lately.
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zreader, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by zreader)
excellent historical background to long-standing problems in the Middle East as well as quest by the author to discover expose the truth.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307386045
Author:
Krakauer, Jon
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Author:
Krakauer, Jon
Author:
Rodriguez, Daniel
Author:
Layden, Joe
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Sports - Football
Subject:
Football - General
Subject:
Biography-Military
Edition Description:
Cloth
Publication Date:
20100731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8-page b/w insert
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 lb

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Product details 256 pages Anchor Books - English 9780307386045 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The epic story of Daniel Rodriguez, a soldier who fought in one of the bloodiest battles in Afghanistan, and against all odds, lived to pursue his dream of playing Division 1 college football
"Synopsis" by , This edition has been updated to reflect new developments and includes new material obtained through the Freedom of Information Act.

Pat Tillman walked away from a multimillion-dollar NFL contract to join the Army and became an icon of post-9/11 patriotism. When he was killed in Afghanistan two years later, a legend was born. But the real Pat Tillman was much more remarkable, and considerably more complicated than the public knew...

A stunning account of a remarkable young man's heroic life and death, from the bestselling author of Into the Wild, Into Thin Air, and Under the Banner of Heaven.

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