Where Men Win Glory

Author: Jon Krakauer
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 1848874839
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Pat Tillman was well-known to American sports fans: a chisel-jawed and talented young professional football star, he was on the brink of signing a million dollar contract when, in 2001, al-Qaeda launched terrorist attacks against his country. Driven by deeply felt moral patriotism, he walked away from fame and money to enlist in the United States Special Operations Forces. A year later he was killed - apparently in the line of fire - on a desolate hillside near the Pakistan border in Afghanistan. News of Tillman's death shocked America. But even as the public mourned his loss, the US Army aggressively maneuvered to conceal the truth: that it was a ranger in Tillman's own platoon who had fired the fatal shots. In Where Men Win Glory, Jon Krakauer reveals how an entire country was deliberately deceived by those at the very highest levels of the US army and government. Infused with the power and authenticity readers have come to expect from Krakauer's storytelling, Where Men Win Glory exposes shattering truths about men and war.

The Hero

Author: Jon Krakauer
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ISBN: 0385522266
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G I Messiahs

Author: Jonathan H. Ebel
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300216351
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Jonathan Ebel has long been interested in how religion helps individuals and communities render meaningful the traumatic experiences of violence and war. In this new work, he examines cases from the Great War to the present day and argues that our notions of what it means to be an American soldier are not just strongly religious, but strongly Christian. Drawing on a vast array of sources, he further reveals the effects of soldier veneration on the men and women so often cast as heroes. Imagined as the embodiments of American ideals, described as redeemers of the nation, adored as the ones willing to suffer and die that we, the nation, may live—soldiers have often lived in subtle but significant tension with civil religious expectations of them. With chapters on prominent soldiers past and present, Ebel recovers and re-narrates the stories of the common American men and women that live and die at both the center and edges of public consciousness.

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Women S Bodies As Battlefield

Author: Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137455306
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Christian theology has been complicit in justifying the war on women, but it also has resources to help finally declare peace in the war on women. War itself has come to resemble the war on women, and thus strategies to end the war on women, supported by new Christian theological interpretations, will also help end today's endless wars.

Don T Go

Author: Lisa Scottoline
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472221850
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The New York Times top-ten bestseller from Lisa Scottoline. An emotionally charged novel of family, grief and putting the past to rest. When army doctor Mike Scanlon is posted to Afghanistan, he is aware he might never return to his wife, Chloe, and their newborn baby. But while Mike operates in the midst of a warzone, Chloe dies suddenly in an apparent household accident. As Mike returns to pick up the pieces of his life - and learns to be a father to a child he barely knows - a fatal secret threatens to shatter the fragile balance. Now Mike must put everything on the line as he fights the most important battle of his life. Will it be enough to save his family?

Into Thin Air

Author: Jon Krakauer
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9780330353977
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Journalist Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that "suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down." He was wrong. The storm, which claimed five lives and left countless more in guilt-ridden disarray, would also provide the impetus for this epic account of the May 1996 disaster. Unabridged. 7 CDs.

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