The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History
Chris Kyle and Others
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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.
Wow. Amazing account of a true hero
Thanks for this insight into your life and the sacrifices. This is an amazing account of a true American hero. From one Texan to another, with all the respect I can muster. Thanks. Awesome. Read this in two days it was so good.
As a citizen of the United States, I often wonder what war is really like. We watch the movies and hear the rumors, but what is really going on? Chris Kyle takes us on a journey through his personal life as a Navy SEAL, a husband, a father, and a hero. This book is real and in your face. When you read it, you'll have a whole new respect for men and women in the service, as well as new respect for the United States of America.
Fantastic.... Everyone in this country should read this book and understand what our troops do for us each day. I also learned a lot I did not know about the war in iraq and a lot about day to day operations of our military. Worth much more than 12.99! Thank you for your service chief!