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Code Word: Geronimo Hardcover – Sep 20 2011

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 88 pages
  • Publisher: IDW Publishing (Sept. 20 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1613770979
  • ISBN-13: 978-1613770979
  • Product Dimensions: 16.8 x 1.3 x 26.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 476 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,529,861 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Seal Team 6: All In A Days Work Sept. 5 2011
By Upstate New York Reader - Published on
Format: Hardcover
I am not a soldier. I have never been in the military. Though I have learned to appreciate the gift that America's soldiers, sailors, marines, airmen, etc., contribute to my life, as I picked up Code Word: Geronimo, I was not sure how I would react.

I found this graphic novel to be encouraging and uplifting. It provided insight into the teamwork, skills, and operations of an army unit in ways that I had not previously seen.

The book is really two books. The first 80% is composed of the graphic novel which illustrates the work of Seal Team 6 on May 1, 2011, in dispatching Osama Bin Laden as he slept in the upstairs bedroom of his home in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The second part of the book, a narrative, describes the selection, the training, and the character of the men and women who make up Seal Team 6. The Navy Seals are a unique group of soldiers - Seal Team 6 consists of the best of the best Navy seals.

Code Word: Geronimo by Captain Dale Dye and Julia Dewey Dye is a relaxing read of a very tense day in the life of the American military. The work they accomplished in May 2011 was amazing and made me proud to be an American.

This review is based on a free electronic copy of the book provided by the publisher to prepare this unbiased review.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars reverent portrayal Sept. 8 2011
By sarad - Published on
Format: Hardcover
When I first heard of a graphic novel of the events leading to the death of Osama bin Ladin (OBL), I was worried that those events might be colored by a desire to patronize or, at worse, politicize the events. Later, hearing who the authors were, I felt that my fears were probably wrong because they are known for not glorifying war and its aftermath. Yesterday, I read the book and can report that the story is told as a story, but one that does not remove the humanity of both Seal Team 6 (I didn't know a dog was part of their crew!) and the humanity of those in the compound with OBL. While OBL was our enemy, not everyone in the compound was responsible for his crimes. The second part of the book was commentary by Mr. Del Vecchio on the implications of using an American Indian code name, the training necessary to be a SEAL and what this attack means in perspective to our world policies. Given that Mr. Del Vecchio starts his comments with a quote from Captain Dye, it did make me want to hear more from Capt. Dye and Ms. Dye directly about this incident. Otherwise, well done! Congratulations!
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A tribute to commemorate the bravery and valor of SEAL Team 6 Nov. 17 2011
By Alain B. Burrese - Published on
Format: Hardcover
I picked up "Code Word: Geronimo" by Captain Dale Dye and Julia Dye off of the graphic novel shelf at my local library. It is a good quick read about the events of SEAL Team 6 and the raid against Osama bin Laden. The story follows the accounts we heard on the news and television channels such as History or Discover. If you are familiar with the account, there will be no surprises here. The art work by Gerry Kissell and Amin Amat is excellent. And the art work is really what carries this book. There is not a lot of text, compared to the illustrations. The pictures tell the story.

After the graphic novel story, there is an essay by John M. Del Vecchio. He shares a little about the historical reference to the Apache chief Geronimo, a little about Osama bin Ladin, SEAL Team 6, Character, and a bit on lessons learned, unfinished business and closure. In a short book like this, there is nothing in depth, but for many people who know nothing or very little about the SEALs, this is a nice introduction.

The book is dedicated to all of the men and women serving, and especially to SEAL Team 6. A portion of the proceeds are to be donated to the American Veterans Center. The book is meant as a tribute to commemorate the bravery and valor of SEAL Team 6, and with this goal, it does a fine job.

Reviewed by Alain Burrese, J.D., author of Hard Won Wisdom From the School of Hard Knocks.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Tightly Told Military Tale Oct. 9 2011
By Daniel V. Reilly - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Best known for his role as a Military adviser for pretty much every war movie Hollywood has cranked out in the past two and a half decades, Captain Dale Dye now turns his attention to the world of Graphic Novels with CODE WORD: GERONIMO, a tight, tense procedural that documents Seal Team 6's mission to terminate Osama Bin Laden. Considering the short turn-around time Publisher IDW had with this book, it's an amazingly well-told tale. Dye, along with Co-Author Julia Dye and Artists Gerry Kissell and Amin Amat, does a phenomenal job of recreating the mission; I was especially impressed with the way the Artists dealt with the Abbottabad compound's interior.... They convey the layout and the motion of the team through the building perfectly, taking what could have been a confusing interior terrain and making the action flow seamlessly through it. The book contains an extensive afterword by John M. Del Vecchio, which covers Geronimo himself, the life an history of Osama Bin Laden, and the history of Seal Team 6. IDW is donating a portion of the proceeds of the book to The American Veterans Center.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Out of the Box! Jan. 12 2013
By SamanthaReads - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I really liked this graphic novel (a comic book for adults). I found it to be an incredibly unique work of art that portrays a very serious subject. My Kindle Paperwhite only showed the scenes in black and white but it was interesting to watch the pictures transition from page to page, seeming to almost pull me along for the ride in the helicopters. Very creative indeed! I also purchased the hard cover book for a gift. I know the recipient will appreciate the creative comic book format. Congrats to all who worked on this "out of the box" graphic novel. I think you hit a home run!