Where Men Win Glory

  • von Jon Krakauer
  • Sprecher: Scott Brick
  • 13 Std. 11 Min.
  • ungekürztes Hörbuch


The best-selling author of Into the Wild, Into Thin Air, and Under the Banner of Heaven delivers a stunning, eloquent account of a remarkable young man's haunting journey. Like the men whose epic stories Jon Krakauer has told in his previous best sellers, Pat Tillman was an irrepressible individualist and iconoclast. In May 2002, Tillman walked away from his $3.6 million NFL contract to enlist in the United States Army. He was deeply troubled by 9/11, and 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 southeastern Afghanistan.
Though obvious to most of the two dozen soldiers 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 wife, other family members, and the American public for five weeks following his death. During this time, President Bush repeatedly invoked Tillman's name to promote his administration's foreign policy. Long after Tillman's nationally televised memorial service, the Army grudgingly notified his closest relatives that he had probably been killed by friendly fire while it continued to dissemble about the details of his death and who was responsible.
In Where Men Win Glory, Jon Krakauer draws on Tillman's journals and letters, interviews with his wife and friends, conversations with the soldiers who served alongside him, and extensive research on the ground in Afghanistan to render an intricate mosaic of this driven, complex, and uncommonly compelling figure, as well as the definitive account of the events and actions that led to his death.
Before he enlisted in the army, Tillman was familiar to sports aficionados as an undersized, overachieving Arizona Cardinals safety whose virtuosity in the defensive backfield was spellbinding. With his shoulder-length hair, outspoken views, and boundless intellectual curiosity, Tillm...


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Dieses Buch ist eine Reise durch die Geschichte Afganistans, die an einem bestimmten Punkt die US Amerikanische Geschichte kreuzt. Die US Amerikanische Geschichte vertreten durch einen jungen Mann, der sich von Patriotismus leiten lässt mit den besten Absichten und Leitbildern bald Desillusion und Enttäuschung erfährt. Tragisch, dass diese Einsichten mit dem "friendly Fire" enden müssen. Dieses Buch gewährt geschichtliche, ethnische und politische Hintergrundeinsichten über Krieg und Verführung zu demselben.
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  • Erscheinungsdatum: 15.09.2009
  • Verlag: Random House Audio