APPUNTAMENTI Incontra Jon Krakauer nell'ambito degli incontri della Milanesiana: venerdì 16 luglio, ore 21.00, Teatro Dal Verme: "I paradossi della natura" e sabato 17 luglio, ore 12.00, Sala Buzzati, Aperitivi con gli autori: "Equilibri e paradossi". LEGGI UN ASSAGGIO Scarica e leggi gratis il prologo del libro (formato PDF) È facile comprendere perché Jon Krakauer sia rimasto affascinato dalla figura di Pat Tillman al punto da dedicargli un libro. Al pari di Chris McCandless, protagonista di Nelle terre estreme, Pat Tillman è una figura di giovane eroe moderno, una figura idealista, anticonformista, avventurosa, tragica. E' un campione di football, a poco più di vent'anni ha un contratto di tre milioni e seicentomila dollari, ha i capelli lunghi, gira in bicicletta e rifiuta il telefonino. A otto mesi dall'attentato alle Torri gemelle, fa la scelta della vita: si arruola nei Rangers e parte per l'Iraq. Vuole difendere il suo paese. Lo fa mantenendo un distacco critico dalle scelte politiche e strategiche di Bush. Dopo l'Iraq viene mandato in Afghanistan, dove muore, a ventisette anni, ucciso da fuoco amico. Su di lui fioriranno leggende, la propaganda se ne impadronirà mettendo a tacere le reali circostanze della sua morte. Attraverso diari, lettere, interviste agli amici e ai familiari, Krakauer indaga su una figura così complessa e sorprendente e offre al lettore un mosaico sfaccettato e straordinariamente ricco di Pat Tillman, un ragazzo che nella vita cercava qualcosa di diverso, di profondo, forse di incomprensibile. A lui Jon Krakauer dedica il suo libro.
- ISBN: 8863800618
- Casa Editrice: Corbaccio
- Pagine: 464
Pat Tillman was a top-notch safety with the Phoenix Cardinals of the NFL. He was an incredibly intense guy, always looking to challenge himself, to push himself past his limits. But he also had a sensitive, emotional side and an intellectual curiosity, exceptional in his chosen profession. He came f Leggi tutto
I'm active duty military and can partly--partly--understand why Pat Tillman turned down a 3.6 million dollar contract with the Arizona Cardinals, and, instead, enlisted in the Army as a grunt for $1200 per month. I use money as the central metric of Tillman's decision because it's the one most non-a Leggi tutto
“Man, supposing you and I, escaping this battle, would be able to live on forever, ageless, immortal, so neither would I myself go on fighting in the foremost nor would I urge you into the fighting where men win glory. But now, seeing that the spirits of death stand close about us in their thousands Leggi tutto
The back cover of my book reads, “Pat Tillman walked away from a multimillion-dollar NFL contract to join the army and became an icon of post 9/11 patriotism. When he was killed in Afghanistan two years later, he became a tool for White House propaganda. Thus a legend was born…” Throughout the book, Leggi tutto
Finished last night, and to say I found this book disturbing is an understatement. Lies, and more lies from begining to end. I'm not a naive person, and I realize that there are many things the government keeps from the public despite politicians consistent vows of transparency. An election that sho Leggi tutto
This is another totally absorbing book by Jon Krakauer. I read Missoula before and couldn't put it down and the same was the case with this one. I didn't know much about Pat Tillman, but Krakauer made him seem a fleshed out, multi-dimensional man and is story all the more tragic for it. Truly a movi Leggi tutto
I wanted a biography of Pat Tillman, not a scathing critique of the Bush administration. While the actions of George W. Bush and his staff regarding the events surrounding Tillman's death are totally relevant to the story, here Krakauer abandons his usual objectivity and jumps head-first into an att Leggi tutto
When I first started the book, I asked myself if I liked the character of Pat Tillman. I didn't understand why I was having such a problem with him. But my problem wasn't with him, it was with Krakauer and his kiss-assery, if I may. The hero treatment was way too much for me. Although, Tillman is a
Pat Tillman, it appears, is everyone's political platform. Krakauer decries the use of Tillman's life and death for political ends, then goes on to use Tillman to preach about the evils of the Bush administration. By the end of the book, I wondered if this was more about Pat Tillman's life or Krakau Leggi tutto
This is at once a biography of Pat Tillman, a history of Afghanistan, the Taliban (they originally formed to stop bandits from shaking down the populace at checkpoints) and the cover up of Tillman’s fratricide. Having read and been very impressed with Krakauer’s Under the Banner of Heaven , I was expe Leggi tutto
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