A memoir from an Iraqi translator code named "Johnny Walker," who, at great danger to himself and his family, worked closely with Chris Kyle and the SEALs during the Iraq War, providing crucial intelligence and fighting alongside Americans.
In this unforgettable memoir, the Navy SEALs" most trusted translator-a man who is credited with saving countless American lives and became a legend in the special-ops community-tells his inspiring story for the first time.
As the insurgency in Iraq intensified following the American invasion, U.S. Navy SEALs were called upon to root terrorists from their lairs. Unsure of the local neighborhoods and unable to speak the local languages, they came to rely on one man to guide them and watch their backs. He was a "terp"-an interpreter-with a job so dangerous they couldn't even use his real name.
They named him Johnny Walker. They soon called him brother. Over the course of eight years, the Iraqi native traveled around the country with nearly every SEAL and special operations unit deployed there. He went on thousands of missions, saved dozens of SEAL and other American lives, and risked his own daily. Helped to the U.S. by the SEALs he protected, Johnny Walker's life is so remarkable that his tale reads like fiction. But every word of it is true.
For the first time ever, a "terp" tells what it was like in Iraq during the American invasion and the brutal insurgency that followed. With inside details on SEAL operations and a humane understanding of the tragic price paid by ordinary Iraqis, Code Name: Johnny Walker reveals a side of the war that has never been told before.
"A hero. ... Countless Navy SEALs relied on the Iraqi translator's wile, and sometimes his way with a weapon, to bring them out alive." -- New York Daily News "A gripping memoir. ... Code Name: Johnny Walker is an unforgettable story--an essential account of the Iraq War." -- ERIC BLEHM, bestselling author of Fearless: The Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of U.S. Navy SEAL Team Six Operator Adam Brown "Extraordinary... Definitely a must-read for anyone interested in the perspective of an Iraqi who was willing to sacrifice everything in an effort to improve his country, and who was instrumental in bringing many of the bad guys to justice." -- MARCUS LUTTRELL, former U.S. Navy SEAL, recipient of the Navy Cross, and #1 bestselling author of Lone Survivor "'Johnny Walker' defines the word 'brother' and how it transcends blood. He is a true American at heart, one I trusted with my life as much as every other SEAL I had the honor of working with." -- MIKAL VEGA, retired U.S. Navy SEAL and founder of Vital Warrior "Johnny is responsible for saving many American lives, especially SEALs. He has an amazing story that I feel needs to be told, and would touch the hearts of all Americans. I cannot express how many lives have been touched by Johnny, and how many of us owe him our lives." -- CHRIS KYLE, former U.S. Navy SEAL and #1 bestselling author of American Sniper "Johnny's ingenuity, indomitable spirit, and utter fearlessness not only protected the lives of many SEALs, but also saved countless innocent Iraqis. He is a true hero to all of us. Seeing Johnny and his family living safely in the United States is something I will cherish forever." -- "CAPT. X," active-duty U.S. Navy SEAL Team commanding officer "Fiery, insightful memoir fro
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 11th February 2014
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.7 x 16.0 x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.51