I am not the kind of person that likes lies, double motives, and violence, so naturally, I do not politics and war. Obviously with the storyline’s setting taking place in Afghanistan, war and politics would be inevitable. During the exposition of the story when the background and history of the war was revealed, I felt so bored. Then towards the end, the deceiving actions taken by the U.S. Government and Army made me immensely ashamed. The particular fact that the military and government hid and twisted that Pat Tillman was killed because of friendly fire made me feel angry and disappointed. Despite my strong feelings against war and politics, I am aware that this is a book about a hero’s time in Afghanistan, so I am able to ...
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... I was exposed to this book. Being a school assignment, I thought that Where Men Win Glory would be another ho-hum tale about the typical hero in a typical conflicted situation. I was fortunately proved wrong because this was one of the most moving books I have read. Although it consisted of more politics than I would like and the writing technique of Jon Krakauer uncreative, the journal entries from the hero himself and statements from those who knew Pat Tillman best pulled on my heart strings and made this an emotional, inspirational story that I will not soon forget. I would absolutely recommend this book. I think that everyone should read this book at some point in their life because everyone has a different idea of what “glory” is. Where Men Win Glory takes the reader through Pat Tillman’s, NFL star turned fallen comrade, unquestioned success in achieving Glory.
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