Jim DeFelice

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My latest book, CODE NAME: JOHNNY WALKER was hailed by Kirkus Review as a “fiery, insightful memoir from the former Iraqi translator who fought alongside U.S. Special Forces during the recent war in Iraq.” They also “a harrowing personal journey of courageous self-empowerment during wartime.” called it an “invaluable insider’s perspective of Iraq.

I wrote it with the real "Johnny Walker," who was born and raised in Iraq. His dream of building a better country after the ouster of Sadaam Hussein was dashed by religious and sectarian violence. He risked his own life to help US military track down religious terrorists who targeted innocent Iraqi civilians and American military installations. I first heard about him from Navy SEAL Chris Kyle (who
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Just found out that our book, CODE NAME: JOHNNY WALKER, just reached the New York Times Bestsellers list, and will be posted in the March 2 edition of the Book Review section.

I'm on my way home from our book tour, first in Virginia, then Southern California, where Johnny and I did a number of book signings and radio and print interviews. Thanks so much to everyone who came out to see us, espec... Read more of this blog post »
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