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  • Published: 5 April 2021
  • ISBN: 9781529135305
  • Imprint: Century
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $38.99
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Walk in My Combat Boots

True Stories from the Battlefront




Walk in my Combat Boots is a powerful collection of never-before-told war stories crafted from hundreds of original interviews, written with Matt Eversmann, the decorated war hero immortalised in the film Black Hawk Down

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 it's really like to wear the uniform, fight in combat, lose friends and come home.

  • Published: 5 April 2021
  • ISBN: 9781529135305
  • Imprint: Century
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $38.99
Categories:

About the author

James Patterson

JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. His books have sold in excess of 375 million copies worldwide. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past two decades – the Alex Cross, Women’s Murder Club, Detective Michael Bennett and Private novels – and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers.

James is passionate about encouraging children to read. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books for young readers, including the Middle School, I Funny, Treasure Hunters, House of Robots, Confessions, and Maximum Ride series. James has donated millions in grants to independent bookshops and has been the most borrowed author of adult fiction in UK libraries for the past eleven years in a row. He lives in Florida with his wife and son.

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Praise for Walk in My Combat Boots

Raw, authentic, and above all, inspiring

Admiral William H. McRaven, US Navy (Ret.)

Up close war is a tapestry of individual stories, as painfully raw, improbably funny, and completely human as the soldiers themselves. James Patterson and my former Ranger comrade Matt Eversmann, have brilliantly woven together an image that is as compelling as it is entertaining.

Stanley A. McChrystal, General, US Army (Ret.)

This book will take your breath away, break your heart, and leave you in awe

President Bill Clinton

James Patterson is one of America's great storytellers. He is a also a first-rate reporter. He and Eversmann have collected stories of brave men and women who have defended our country. Each one is a profile in courage. Read this book and you will have even greater respect for those who serve in our military.

Chris Wallace, anchor, FOX News Sunday

Combat is hard to make sense of. Probably because, in many ways, it makes no sense. James Patterson and Matt Eversmann's unvarnished portrayal of soldiers is right on. Each of these stories of the personal experience of combat is unique, homespun, and honest. God bless them, one and all.

Brigadier General Peter Dawkins, 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, from Vietnam to the ongoing conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq . . . A gripping account of American military members' experiences before, during, and after wartime.

Kirkus

Extraordinary . . . a deeply intimate insider's look

Richard Engel, NBC News Chief foreign correspondent

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