Where Men Win Glory, By Jon Krakauer: An Analysis

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In Where Men Win Glory, Jon Krakauer uses Tillman's journals and letters, interviews with his wife and friends, conversations with the soldiers that served with him, and extensive research on the ground in Afghanistan to paint a complex picture of the events and actions that led to his death. Before he joined in the army, Tillman became familiar to fans as an undersized, overachieving Arizona Cardinals safety whose defense could not be matched. With his morals and curiosity, Tillman’s personality exceeded expectations. America became fascinated when he traded the fame and fortune of the NFL for boot camp.
In May of 2002, Tillman turned down a $3.6 million NFL contract to join the U.S. Army. He was largely affected by 9/11, and he felt a strong
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