American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History

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American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History

Format:  Hardcover,

381 pages

Publisher: Harpercollins

Publish Date: Jan 2012

ISBN-13: 9780062082350

ISBN-10: 0062082353

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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.


Publisher: Harpercollins
Publish Date: Jan 2012
ISBN-13: 9780062082350
ISBN-10: 0062082353
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 381
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.2
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.4 x 1.4 x 9.1
Walmart No.: 9780062082350

Chapter outline

Author's Notep. ix
Map of Iraqp. xi
Prologue: Evil in the Crosshairsp. 1
Bustin' Broncs and Other Ways of Having Funp. 7
Jackhammeredp. 22
Takedownsp. 58
Five Minutes to Livep. 74
Sniperp. 92
Dealing Deathp. 117
Down in the Shitp. 159
Family Conflictsp. 201
The Punishersp. 223
The Devil of Ramadip. 256
Man Downp. 280
Hard Timesp. 303
Mortalityp. 332
Home and Outp. 358
Acknowledgmentsp. 380

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