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Highpointers Foundation Silent Auction

A fundraising event to benefit the Highpointers Foundation

What:

Jon Krakauer’s
Where Men Win Glory

The Odyssey of Pat Tillman

A stiring new book by
Jon Krakauer, one of North America’s fine mountaineering authors.

It chronicles the story of
Pat Tillman, the NFL player who died in Afghanastan.

When:
December 12, 2012 —>
May 6, 2013, 4:00 PM MST

How:
Incremental bids must be at least $10 higher than the previous bid.
The high bidder on the last day wins, and has 1 week to submit payment.

Who:
Anyone can participate; you do not have to be a member of the Highpointers Club.

Where:
The book will be sent via registered mail.

Why:
All proceeds benefit the Highpointers Foundation.
The amount donated is tax deductible beyond the ordinary value of the book; consult your tax professional.

A rare one-of-a-kind edition signed to the Highpointers!

As told by book scholar and mogul Michael Chessler:

“Like the men whose epic stories Jon Krakauer has told in his previous bestsellers, Pat Tillman was an irrepressible individualist and iconoclast. In May 2002, Tillman walked away from his $3.6 million NFL contract to enlist in the United States Army. He was deeply troubled by 9/11, and he felt a strong moral obligation to join the fight against al-Qaeda and the Taliban. Two years later, he died on a desolate hillside in southeastern Afghanistan.”

“Though obvious to most of the two dozen soldiers on the scene that a ranger in Tillman’s own platoon had fired the fatal shots, the Army aggressively maneuvered to keep this information from Tillman’s wife, other family members, and the American public for five weeks following his death. During this time, President Bush repeatedly invoked Tillman’s name to promote his administration’s foreign policy. Long after Tillman’s nationally televised memorial service, the Army grudgingly notified his closest relatives that he had ‘probably’ been killed by friendly fire while it continued to dissemble about the details of his death and who was responsible.”

“In Where Men Win Glory, Jon Krakauer draws on Tillman’s journals and letters, interviews with his wife and friends, conversations with the soldiers who served alongside him, and extensive research on the ground in Afghanistan to render an intricate mosaic of this driven, complex, and uncommonly compelling figure as well as the definitive account of the events and actions that led to his death. Before he enlisted in the army, Tillman was familiar to sports aficionados as an undersized, overachieving Arizona Cardinals safety whose virtuosity in the defensive backfield was spellbinding. With his shoulder-length hair, outspoken views, and boundless intellectual curiosity, Tillman was considered a maverick. America was fascinated when he traded the bright lights and riches of the NFL for boot camp and a buzz cut. Sent first to Iraq a war he would openly declare was ‘illegal as hell’ and eventually to Afghanistan, Tillman was driven by complicated, emotionally charged, sometimes contradictory notions of duty, honor, justice, patriotism, and masculine pride, and he was determined to serve his entire three-year commitment. But on April 22, 2004, his life would end in a barrage of bullets fired by his fellow soldiers.”

“Krakauer chronicles Tillman’s riveting, tragic odyssey in engrossing detail highlighting his remarkable character and personality while closely examining the murky, heartbreaking circumstances of his death. 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 AUCTION

Ends 4:00 PM MST Monday May 6th, 2013

Bidder

Bid time and Date

Bid Amount

 

Dick Bourne - WINNING BID!

22:21 Apr 21, 2013

$210

Vince Golbeck

11:32 Apr 16, 2013

$200

Dick Bourne

23:50 Apr 2, 2013

$175

Dick Bourne

18:34 Mar 16, 2013

$150

Dick Bourne

01:12 Jan 3, 2013

$125

Gerry Roach

09:00 Dec 12, 2012

$100

Starting Bid

 

$100

 

Our thanks to Jon Krakauer for the book



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