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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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Krakauer, Jon
Dewey number
  • 796.332092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GV939.T49
LC item number
K73 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tillman, Pat
  • Football players
  • Soldiers
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Football and war
Label
Where men win glory : the odyssey of Pat Tillman, Jon Krakauer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [505]-531) 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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st large print ed.
Extent
xxxii, 558 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780739327630
Isbn Type
(lg. print)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
ocn191922880
Label
Where men win glory : the odyssey of Pat Tillman, Jon Krakauer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [505]-531) 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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st large print ed.
Extent
xxxii, 558 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780739327630
Isbn Type
(lg. print)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
ocn191922880

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