'This book will take your breath away, break your heart, and leave you in awe' President Bill Clinton
Soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines speak in their own words about real life in today's armed forces.
These are the brutally honest stories usually only shared amongst comrades in arms; stories of life-and-death decisions, and learning how to live with the effects of horrific injuries, both physical and mental. In the voices of the men and women who've fought overseas, from Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan, this is a rare eye-opening look into what wearing the uniform, fighting in combat, losing friends and coming home is really like.
Walk in my Combat Boots is a powerful collection of never-before-told war stories crafted from hundreds of original interviews by James Patterson, the world's most trusted storyteller, and First Sergeant US Army (Ret.) Matt Eversmann, part of the Ranger unit involved in the infamous Battle of Mogadishu portrayed in the movie Black Hawk Down.
'Raw, authentic, and above all, inspiring' Admiral William H. McRaven, US Navy (Ret.)
'Each of these stories of the personal experience of combat is unique, homespun, and honest' Brigadier General Peter Dawkins, US Army (Ret.)
'Painfully raw, improbably funny, and completely human' Stanley A. McChrystal, General, US Army (Ret.)
'A vivid and authentic portrait of life in the modern military . . . Powerful. This edifying collection captures the highs and lows of the military experience' Publishers Weekly
'Urgent and full of suspense . . . In this wide-ranging, consistently absorbing collection, the authors cover the entire spectrum of American military action during the last 50 years' Kirkus
'Extraordinary . . . a deeply intimate insider's look' Richard Engel, NBC News Chief foreign correspondent