The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History
Chris Kyle and Others
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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.
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Chris Kyle's books gives Americans insight into areas of war that most of us are not truly familiar with or comfortable with knowing. His honest perspective and aw shucks sensibility reflects his values as one of our finest servicemen in the armed forces. I appreciate his candor and honesty as he reflects his many stories. He shares his own problems and fears. I recommend this book to any American and I know I will be a better person from reading it. I know I will be even more active in thanking our solders for the service that they have provided our country.
I read the entire book in a little over a day and it has deeply affected my attitude and outlook. I want to thank Chris, his family,and his Team members for their sacrifice and dedication to our country. Congratulations on a great book that shares a journey that many people can't even imagine. Well done solider.
I can't put it down.
This book is a gear first person account of the events seen through one of America's finest. It's a full fledge account of the realities of life, sacrifice, love, war, and true love of country. Thank you for a true account seen through the eyes of a true patriot and not a historian or politician. Highly recommended to all my true friends and family!
Read this book, and gain a great understanding of war, family, and patriotism. Chris Kyle is the real deal.