I can see how those that lean right might find it a little grating, but I think Krakauer was attempting to tell the story from the Tillman family perspective. The book illustrates beautifully how they were used, manipulated and lied to! There is no denying Tillman’s courage in giving up the good life to serve his country was exploited by the Bush administration, but the cover-up and the damage control in the face of a close election was deplorable.
Seriously. Why is this man paid to read books and why has Jon Krakauer selected him again to read one of his books?
Pat Tillman's is a fascinating story, too bad the author couldn't get past his own liberal politics and just tell it. I continuously found myself wanting to scream "Enough! What does this have to do with Pat Tillman?!", as the anti-Bush, anti-American rants were scattered about.
Overall, a difficult listen but very informative. Its a damn shame that Tillman went down like he did, and it's an absolute disgrace the way his death was treated by the Army and the government.
Very readable account of an alpha male who thought he could make a difference for our country. Pat Tillman got in so deep before he realized that our military leaders might have ideals that differed from his own. He paid the ultimate price before he had the wisdom to truly understand the nature of our military leaders.
It's appalling the depths our political leaders will go to accomplish their agendas. Patrick Tillman is the most misunderstood American hero I can imagine.
The 1% Doctrine and Too Big To Fail come to mind because both document the mindsets of ambition and risks people take to reach the ends.
Yes, but can't remember the titles.
As usual, Krakauer has a political axe to grind and he gives it his all in this one. I found it mostly boring but dripping with political sarcasm.