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.
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.
Seriously. Why is this man paid to read books and why has Jon Krakauer selected him again to read one of his books?
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.
Shame on the author for using the Tillman story to put forth his own political views. In the process he made Pat Tillman look like an arrogant whiner.
Pat Tillman is one of two heroes I can think of, the other being Edward Snowden. I am a liberal atheist like Pat and to put aside or sacrifice a high salary and life of comfort to join the military is something I don't think I could ever do. This is why I would describe Pat as a hero. Not to say other military members can't be heroes as well it's just that their reasons and circumstances that caused them to join are usually much different than Pat's. Krakauer does such a great job of laying out the story with his unique style that is evident in all of his books. I know a lot of you aren't fans of Scott Brick but I wouldn't let the narrator be the deciding factor in listening to this book or not. Happy listening.
this is great story about a true hero and military and political culture. I was moved to near tears and angered. I learned new things. it was thought provoking. all that I hope for in a book.