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Rory Fanning s odyssey is than a walk across America It is a gripping story of one young man s intellectual journey from eager soldier to skeptical radical, a look at not only the physical immenseness of the country, its small towns, and highways, but into the enormity of its past, the hidden sins and unredeemed failings of the United States The reader is there alo Rory Fanning s odyssey is than a walk across America It is a gripping story of one young man s intellectual journey from eager soldier to skeptical radical, a look at not only the physical immenseness of the country, its small towns, and highways, but into the enormity of its past, the hidden sins and unredeemed failings of the United States The reader is there along with Rory, walking every step, as challenging and rewarding experience for us as it was for him Neil Steinberg, Chicago Sun TimesPat Tillman s death by friendly fire was covered up just days before his comrade Rory Fanning who served in the same unit as Tillman left the Army Rangers as a conscientious objector Disquieted by his tours in Afghanistan, Fanning sets out to honor Tillman s legacy by crossing the United States on foot.Told with page turning style, humor, and warmth, Worth Fighting For explores the emotional and social consequences of rejecting the mission of one of the most elite fighting forces in the world It is only through the generous, and colorful people Fanning meets and the history he discovers that he learns to live again.Rory Fanning walked across the United States for the Pat Tillman Foundation in 2008 09, following two deployments to Afghanistan with the 2nd Army Ranger Battalion He is a housing activist living in Chicago, Illinois Rory works for Haymarket Books and this is his first book.
  • Title: Worth Fighting For: An Army Ranger's Journey Out of the Military and Across America
  • Author: Rory Fanning
  • ISBN: 9781608463916
  • Page: 229
  • Format: Paperback

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David Teachout Apr 03, 2020 - 06:35 AM
I spent the majority of this book in a constant state of near-tears. This wasn't due to the story being a tragedy, actually quite the opposite. Fanning is the quintessential opposite of a military stereotype, questioning authority, deeply introspective and committed to ideals that are not prescribed by the established hierarchy of warfare. As a result he is adored by those who don't see what he stands for, opting to instead impose a caricature upon him, and by those who revere his ability to hav [...]
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Allen Patterson Apr 03, 2020 - 06:35 AM
Barely worth reading, mainly because of the generous and interesting characters that supported him along the way. Early on he tells of how his discovering military and governmental corruption led him from being 'a devout Christian to an atheist and from a conservative Republican to a socialist.' He exposes much of USA's ugly past along the way which is undeniable. Well, news flash: Our government and our military has often been far from perfect but if he thinks atheism and socialism is a prefera [...]
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Amelia Apr 03, 2020 - 06:35 AM
*I received this book through GoodReads Giveaway.* Wow time has flown by fast. This review has been a long time coming. Anyway to the book! It was very different then what I'd have expected. It was very different in that it shared a journey about a solider traveling across the US!!! As in the man actually walked miles on end for a charity/cause. I wasn't quite optimistic about autobiographies, since I find many quite dull. Pleasantly to my surprise though, this book was actually quite interestin [...]
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Gregory M Apr 03, 2020 - 06:35 AM
This book flows and is enjoyable to read. Fanning weaves together the stories of his walk across America to raise money in memory of Pat Tillman, his time in the Army and as a Ranger, his past, and America's past.He starts his walk with the goal of changing the world, in memory of Pat Tillman, NFL player turned Army Ranger, killed by friendly fire with the whole incident covered up by the Army and eventually resulted in scandal. He instead ends up profoundly changed by the experience, by all the [...]
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Sarah Jaffe Apr 03, 2020 - 06:35 AM
I have been meaning to read this since it came out but what a week to be considering the US's history of violence and its capacity for kindness. Rory Fanning gives us an unflinching look at both, and plenty of surprising moments of beauty told in spare, honest prose.
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Susan Peterson Apr 03, 2020 - 06:35 AM
Rory Fanning became a conscientious objector while serving as an Army Ranger in the U.S. Military. That makes him a highly unusual person. I was hoping for some insight into his change of heart. Why did he see and do the same things that hundreds of soldiers before him saw and did, yet he left and they stayed? The book touches on the the topic very briefly and superficially. Its focus is on Rory's walk across the country (during which he took great pains not to mention his conscientious objector [...]
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Joshua Cejka Apr 03, 2020 - 06:35 AM
While the actual quality of the writing is a bit hit or miss and rambles at times and gets a tad confused, it's a terrific book about a journey through America in the aftermath of multiple traumas. In many aspects, reminiscent of Steinbeck's Travels With Charlie, Fanning takes us on a tour of an America that is a little lost. The aftermath of Pat Tillman's death by friendly fire in Afghanistan and Fanning's own complicated thoughts on America's role in it's military adventures form a backdrop to [...]
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Donna Apr 03, 2020 - 06:35 AM
I enjoyed this book a lot; primarily because I applaud Rory Fanning's bravery in speaking out for his own beliefs and against the hypocrisy in our government and the tenets of religion. I appreciated that he didn't come across as self-righteous nor did he condemn those who do follow a religion. Aside from that, however, I liked how he gave a short synopsis of the history of some of the places he visited. These were interesting and short enough not to detract from the rest of the story of his wal [...]
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Brian Noe Apr 03, 2020 - 06:35 AM
Rory Fanning didn't set out to be a hero. He became a Ranger because he wanted to help prevent another 9/11. Along the way he realized that his duty to his country and to humanity was more sacred than his duty to the Army. "Worth Fighting For" is the story of several journeys. It's about the journey Rory took by foot across the United States to raise funds for the Pat Tillman foundation. It's about his journey from warrior to conscientious objector and peace activist. It's about a journey we're [...]
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Rohit Apr 03, 2020 - 06:35 AM
Easy and somewhat entertaining read, but not terribly interesting; would have been nice to get more details and insight on all the places the author visited and all the people he talked to. Not sure how this compares with other books in the genre of travel diaries.
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Katlin Steeves Apr 03, 2020 - 06:35 AM
*I recieved this book through the giveaway*I just recieved my copy not that long ago for my dad, he's half way through already! Will post his review when he's done
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Jack Apr 03, 2020 - 06:35 AM
Helpful for my own military experience. Dedication til the end
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Worth Fighting For: An Army Ranger's Journey Out of the Military and Across America By Rory Fanning Rory Fanning s odyssey is than a walk across America It is a gripping story of one young man s intellectual journey from eager soldier to skeptical radical, a look at not only the physical immenseness of the country, its small towns, and highways, but into the enormity of its past, the hidden sins and unredeemed failings of the United States The reader is there alo Rory Fanning s odyssey is than a walk across America It is a gripping story of one young man s intellectual journey from eager soldier to skeptical radical, a look at not only the physical immenseness of the country, its small towns, and highways, but into the enormity of its past, the hidden sins and unredeemed failings of the United States The reader is there along with Rory, walking every step, as challenging and rewarding experience for us as it was for him Neil Steinberg, Chicago Sun TimesPat Tillman s death by friendly fire was covered up just days before his comrade Rory Fanning who served in the same unit as Tillman left the Army Rangers as a conscientious objector Disquieted by his tours in Afghanistan, Fanning sets out to honor Tillman s legacy by crossing the United States on foot.Told with page turning style, humor, and warmth, Worth Fighting For explores the emotional and social consequences of rejecting the mission of one of the most elite fighting forces in the world It is only through the generous, and colorful people Fanning meets and the history he discovers that he learns to live again.Rory Fanning walked across the United States for the Pat Tillman Foundation in 2008 09, following two deployments to Afghanistan with the 2nd Army Ranger Battalion He is a housing activist living in Chicago, Illinois Rory works for Haymarket Books and this is his first book.

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