This book had been on my "to-read" list for years and during one of my book buying months I finally bought it. And I was so excited to get started because I love Jon Krakauer and the story seems amazing. However, I had a hard time getting through the beginning stages of this book. But I don't think that had much to do with the book so much as I was just being lazy and watching too many episodes of Friends.
Here's the synopsis that drew me in.
Pat Tillman walked away from a multi-million dollar NFL contract to join the Army and became an icon of the 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....
I really enjoyed reading about the stories of Pat's life and the way he was just interested in continuing to learn more in life -- something that I really desire.
As with most biographical books, this one tells a lot of the mistakes made by the government and how they affected Pat Tillman's loved ones. No matter what Jon Krakauer's opinion, you'll have to decide for yourself if those in charge of Pat's platoon, did the right thing.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking of r a good non-fiction book to pick up!
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