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Pat Tillman gave up his professional football career to join the U.S. Army Rangers after 9/11. In 2004, Pat was shot and killed in Afghanistan in a friendly fire gun battle. Yet the story told by the government was quite different. Mary Tillman, Pat’s mother, documents her family’s crusade to uncover the truth and expose the cover-up of Pat’s death orchestrated by senior military officials.

The paperback edition of Boots on the Ground by Dusk is being released in tandem with the film “The Tillman Story,” a documentary by acclaimed director Amir Bar-Lev. The film features candid interviews with Pat’s fellow soldiers and his family. It chronicles Pat’s story and reveals startling details about the military’s propaganda machine. The film is narrated by Josh Brolin. The Weinstein Company is distributing the film.

Readers who purchase the book will be supporting The Pat Tillman Foundation. As part of the Blurb for Good program, for every book sold, Blurb will donate $1 to the Foundation, which provides resources and educational support to veterans, active service members and their dependents


About the Author

Mary Tillman
Mary Tillman, Pat Tillman's mother, is a former teacher. She now works as a Family Service Counselor at a cemetery in Northern California. Narda Zacchino is a former associate editor of the Los Angeles Times and deputy editor of the San Francisco Chronicle. She is currently publisher and editor of Time Capsule Press, a book publishing company she co-founded, and is a senior fellow at Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy at the University of Southern California.

Publish Date  July 28, 2010

Dimensions  Pocket  382 pgs Black and White printing (on cream uncoated paper)

Category  History

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Comments (9)


gary1958 says

Dear Mary and Family,
I just read your book, "Boots on the ground by dusk", Pats story. I Thank You for writing this book. The book had many different emotions for me,
laughter, feelings of anger, (too many) and a complete sense of Family.

I have 2 grown Sons myself and I tried to put myself in your shoes while I read the book, I Cried ALOT, but again Thank you for standing strong, we need more people like yourself.

All I have to say is, what a crime.
My thoughts and Prayers are with you, Patrick, Kevin-God Bless him, Richard, Marie and your Brother Mike.

You, Pat, and your entire family are Heroes to me!!!!
Thank you again.
May you and your family find some sort of Peace through all of this.
A Fan.
Gary Maiberger
Columbus Ohio

posted at 04:19pm Aug 23 PST


tgerity says

As a PAM (Proud Army Mom), whose son ships mid Sept., this book is a long time coming. Thank you Mrs. Tillman for your relentless search for the truth: the very least a grieving mother deserves. My prayer is that my boy comes home to us safe and sound: the most this mother can hope for.

posted at 04:27am Aug 17 PST


freebird44 says

Just watched the Tillmans on Larry King and wow these are brave people - you have throngs of people behind your endeavors! I plan to buy the book tomorrow.

posted at 10:12pm Aug 16 PST


freebird44 says

Just watched the Tillmans on Larry King - gosh these are brave people-I wish them the best of luck in their endeavors and I plan to purchase the book tomorrow!

posted at 10:11pm Aug 16 PST


freebird44 says

Just watched Ms. Tillman on Larry King, gosh this is so bizarre and I wish you all the best in your endeavor. I plan to purchase this book.

posted at 10:08pm Aug 16 PST


lucabear22 says

Dear Tillman family,
I saw your segment on Larry King. Thank for you not letting Pat's story go away. I believe those responsible will be held accountable. Never give up! I look forward to reading the book and seeing the documentary.

posted at 07:27pm Aug 16 PST


dannee says

Danny keep up the work, i know as the mother of a murdered child it is exhausting. Pat is proud of you and many others. I can only hope one day the people who have perpertrated this cover up, the negligence that was allowed to happen and for this cooked up war for oil and power are held accountable. I know I am probably dreaming...but that is a hope I can still cling too...
Bless You

posted at 07:21pm Aug 16 PST


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