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Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillmanby Jon Krakauer
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andldquo;Harrowing, heartbreaking, redemptive.andrdquo; andmdash;Sports Illustrated
andldquo;An inspiring story of a resilient warrior who knows what it means to keep a promise. andldquo; andmdash;Eric Greitens, Navy SEAL and best-selling author ofand#160;The Heart and the Fist
Daniel Rodriguez joined the army just weeks after graduating from high school. Almost immediately, he was deployed to Iraq and then to Afghanistan. While there, he made a promise to his best friend: andldquo;When I get out of this shithole, Iandrsquo;m going to play college football.andrdquo; Daniel made it out; his friend didnandrsquo;t.
After returning home, Daniel was unemployed and stuck in the clutches of PTSD, but he remembered the promise he had made and resolved to make good on it. When he posted a video online of his grueling training efforts, it went viral overnight. Through a mixture of hope, determination, and the power of the Internet, Daniel earned a spot on the Clemson University football team as a wide receiver. Inand#160;Rise,and#160;Rodriguez tells his powerful storyandmdash;a story that will inspire anyone fighting to make their dream a reality.
andldquo;A compelling story of one manandrsquo;s quest to overcome the horrors of war through fortitude and determination .and#160;.and#160;. If youandrsquo;re seeking a book to inspire you, this one deserves a look.andrdquo; andmdash;San Antonio Express News
andldquo;Life is designed to beat you down. Daniel shows you how to kick its ass.andrdquo; andmdash;Major Rusty Bradley, U.S. Army (ret.), best-selling author ofand#160;Lions of Kandahar
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 I college football
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.
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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