This book is horrible. First, the narrator reads to you as if you are a first grader; extremely condescending and so animated that it's difficult to take him seriously. Second, having been in the special operations community and knowing most of the players in this tragic event, it is quite obvious to those of us on the inside that Krakauer is so jaded that he cherry-picks his facts solely to support his extreme positions. There is no doubt that Pat Tillman was an extraordinary person, but not the superhuman that Krakauer portrays. Conversely, the Army officers, specifically Rangers are also extraordinary people who serve willingly and with distinction. His intimation of the contrary is disingenuous. Sadly, Krakauer is so one-sided in the tragedy and couldn't do Pat Tillman service by providing us an unbiased narrative of what happened. The saving grace in this book is the direct quotes from Tillman's journal which give the reader a glimpse into his soul. Unfortunately, Krakauer's fact vagaries are so egregious, I wouldn't recommend anyone waste their time with this brummagem. Finally, had I the time, I would redress most of the garbage in this book.
A great read. A must for those of you who struggle to understand the difficulties of combat.
This is an incredible story; the story of a man who challenged adversity at every turn and rose to the occasion. I'm proud of this leader and his contributions to the beginning of this new millenium. I wish I could get the unabridged edition.
An outstanding read; well written and well documented.
Incredibly well written. Though the book appears to be a soap opera of sorts, Ayn Rand uses her characters as a platform to discuss her philosophies of human life and the human character. You must look beyond and deeper to understand how she conveys her message about human nature and her philosophies. Though I don't agree with all her viewpoints, it is an interesting read that stimulates deep thinking. Highly recommend.
Boring as hell, but worth reading.
An incredible documentary. Long, but worth it for the Civil War enthusiest.
A great book; definately a difficult mission.
A very well done book; take it for what it is...
One of the best books I've ever read. An absolute must!
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