American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History
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... show more
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.
Publish date: January 3rd 2012
Publisher: William Morrow
Pages no: 381
Edition language: English
I had a hard time with this book. On the one hand, I have great respect for what Chris Kyle and the other military members do and have done for our country. I have not served and will always hold people who have served in high regard. On the other hand, I found Kyle to be incredibly arrogant and ...
This book gave a lot of interesting perspective to the military, the war in Iraq, on the elite teams doing spec ops. What stood out a lot to me is the way most of those guys see everything as either black or white, with no possibility for a gray area. I understand why they make that distinction, at ...
2.5 stars rounded up to three, because parts of this story broke my heartWow, this was so not what I expected. This is gonna be a long review, and a very personal one at that. Let me elaborate on my disappointment. When the movie with Bradley Cooper came out, my man was positively stoked. Ex-German ...
American Sniper is the story of a man who put his life on the line time and time again for the benefit of his country. He felt it was his duty to America, and it left him at odds with his wife.As the book progresses, you quickly learn to like Chris Kyle. I never met the man myself, but I am deeply m...
I watched American Sniper and was in awe of Chris Kyle's life. I wanted to know more and knowing that the movie was based on a book he wrote I decided to go ahead and read it.Chris Kyle writes about the war and the events that he experienced as facts without too much insight as to how he felt, he is...