Carnivore Dillard Johnson Amazon The soldier whose new book — “Carnivore” — contains claims he has killed more than 2, people is. Amid ferocious fighting that many times nearly took his life, Sergeant Dillard “C. J. ” Johnson and his crew are recognized by Pentagon reports. Amid ferocious fighting that many times nearly took his life, Sergeant First Class Dillard “C. J.” Johnson—one of the most decorated soldiers in the histor.

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He has claimed that the 3, number doesn’t appear in the text of the book and isn’t true, but was added by the publisher to the book jacket. My first round fell short but it must have scared him because he stood up to run away. John Pruden’s narration is fantastic as always; this being the third book I’ve listened to that he has narrated, American Sniper and Villard Pilot being the others.

Dillwrd wrote this book “because I kept winding up in other books and magazines and stuff over an insert from ‘On Point. Surprised at Being Alive.

America’s deadliest soldier or stolen valor?

There are other books on Iraq and Afghanistan that are honest and well written. Similar claims are made in HarperCollins’ publicity for the book “He is recognized by the Pentagon to have accounted for more than 2, enemy killed in action,” says the book jacket; “Credited with more than 2, enemy KIA, he is perhaps the most lethal ground soldier in U. He says the criticism is mostly unfair. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

His first tour came during the invasion and the second for roughly 12 months starting in February Mar 27, Relstuart rated it liked it Shelves: Jun 29, Jason rated it it was amazing. He was all over the place with the stories as nothing went in order.

By Dan Murphy Staff writer. In lateafter Johnson had left Iraq, statistics provided to USA Today by the US-led coalition, estimated that 19, militants had been killed by all coalition forces, including Iraqi ones, since the start of the war in You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout.


After miraculously beating stage-three cancer caused by radiation exposure from firing armor-piercing depleted-uranium rounds during combathe returned to his platoon in Baghdad for a second tour, often serving as a sniper protecting his fellow troops.

But he really glosses over a lot of other parts of his life. Here’s one of his descriptions, from the latter half of the book: By signing up, you agree to our Privacy Policy.

I write “appears” only because I can only find the release on unofficial sites like this onenot on official military sites, but it looks legitimate. Get journalism built for thinkers like you.

I almost always enjoy first hand accounts of war experiences, but this guy was arrogant to the point of unlikeable towards the end. This is a no hold barred look at what American service personnel face on a daily basis in Iraq. He has time to make that distinction in the text itself.

Because the overall tone of the book is actually very humble. Those 17 or so RPG warheads that did hit us directly didn’t do much at all because they hadn’t been armed. Army Chief of Staff. He has 4 purple hearts and a silver star that’s been confirmed by journalists.

Whatever the uncertainty around body counts, the claims invite incredulity, and will raise doubts about any other claims made in the book, which is currently being heavily promoted by the NewsCorp media empire.

Nov 18, Mark Bates rated it liked it. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Credited with more carnivorf 2, enemy KIA, he is perhaps the most lethal ground soldier in U. Dillard Johnson says he never made that claim. I thought that the book was well written and that Dillard did a good job describing the action and chaos that johhnson from war. A very engrossing read. After Iraq Johnson shipped back to america. RPGs were flying around like mosquitoes during some of the fighting I saw, and a direct hit by one of crnivore probably would have taken us out, but the Iraqis couldn’t shoot worth a damn.


It is not clear how much of the book was written by the co-writer usually someone tells their story to a professional writer over the course of multiple interviews and they put in book format so some of these errors could reflect the work of the co-writer rather than the subject.

NewsCorp owns HarperCollins and the tone of NewsCorp’s news properties about the book has been gushing and uncritical.

Keep Your Head Down: After reading Carnivore but never having seen active combat myself, I believe a great effort was made to relay to the reader the true sense of what really happened in Iraq. The book keeps you interested from start until finish and fully allows the reader to comprehend the struggles and stress active members of the military are put under on a daily basis.

But there were other troopers that did as much as I did or even more out there with it.

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The informal estimate from the troop was that Johnson and his crew killed at least 1, Iraqis on 23 March.

You’ve read 5 of 5 free stories. The writing of the book is disjointed and hard to follow, just like combat. Awesome insight to modern day tank warfare and an amazing soldier. Sep 01, Jay Walsh rated it liked it. Oct 06, Gregory added it. After fact checking i think this book i mostly fiction I just had better equipment and he was missing all around me and I basically just got lucky.

The promotional effort around the book has carried a hard-to-believe, almost impossible claim: On the other hand, it wasn’t really much of a war. Return to Book Page.

June 25, Imprint: This book seemed to be a fiction novel rather than a first hand account of the war.