American Sniper by Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen & Jim DeFelice

American Sniper

By Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen & Jim DeFelice

  • Release Date: 2012-01-03
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Description

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY CLINT EASTWOOD

He is the deadliest American sniper ever, called “the devil” by the enemies he hunted and “the legend” by his Navy SEAL brothers . . .

From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. The Pentagon has officially confirmed more than 150 of Kyles kills (the previous American record was 109), but it has declined to verify the astonishing total number for this book. Iraqi insurgents feared Kyle so much they named him al-Shaitan ("the devil") and placed a bounty on his head. Kyle earned legendary status among his fellow SEALs, Marines, and U.S. Army soldiers, whom he protected with deadly accuracy from rooftops and stealth positions. Gripping and unforgettable, Kyle's masterful account of his extraordinary battlefield experiences ranks as one of the great war memoirs of all time.

A native Texan who learned to shoot on childhood hunting trips with his father, Kyle was a champion saddle-bronc rider prior to joining the Navy. After 9/11, he was thrust onto the front lines of the War on Terror, and soon found his calling as a world-class sniper who performed best under fire. He recorded a personal-record 2,100-yard kill shot outside Baghdad; in Fallujah, Kyle braved heavy fire to rescue a group of Marines trapped on a street; in Ramadi, he stared down insurgents with his pistol in close combat. Kyle talks honestly about the pain of war—of twice being shot and experiencing the tragic deaths of two close friends.

American Sniper also honors Kyles fellow warriors, who raised hell on and off the battlefield. And in moving first-person accounts throughout, Kyles wife, Taya, speaks openly about the strains of war on their marriage and children, as well as on Chris.

Adrenaline-charged and deeply personal, American Sniper is a thrilling eyewitness account of war that only one man could tell.

Reviews

  • Great Read

    5
    By callm66
    As a member of the Military, I really enjoyed reading this well done book. Throughout the entire book, I found it extremely difficult to put it down as it had my attention the whole time. I also really appreciated the author including the emotional and heart felt passages of his wife which rockets this book to a whole other level. I will read again for sure. MPC
  • Great read

    4
    By Laplante199
    Haven't read a lot of books but loved this one kept me into the story till the end didn't want to put it down most of the time
  • Love it

    5
    By AshCoop1654
    I was consumed by this book and I am not a big reader. It takes an especially good book to capture my attention then keep it.
  • Amazing

    5
    By Tyoakes
    One of the better books I've read in a long time, couldnt put it down. Would read again.
  • Interesting but course language is a downside

    2
    By Ladasnhihgddfvbjjjvfdssxcb
    There was some pretty course language in this book. Over all a pretty interesting read.
  • American Sniper

    3
    By frsky now
    Rah, rah, rah Stars and Bars forever, Blah, blah, blah, Whatever...whatever

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