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

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A member of Navy SEAL Team 3 describes his life as a father and husband, and as the serviceman with the most confirmed sniper kills in the history of the United States military while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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A member of Navy SEAL Team 3 describes his life as a father and husband, and as the serviceman with the most confirmed sniper kills in the history of the United States military while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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.

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Number of Pages: 381
Original Languages: English
Author: DeFelice, Jim ,  Kyle, Chris
Publisher: Harpercollins
Publication Date: January, 2012
ISBN-13: 9780062082350
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 6.40 x 1.40 x 9.10 Inches
ISBN-10: 0062082353
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Customer review by treehuggertoo

5.0 stars 2/2/2012 by treehuggertoo
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great book, a little slow to get into. an american hero. enjoyed his human side and sense of humor. a personal aside; folks younger than the viet nam era and the end of the draft have no concept of the military - these young people willingly go into combat for 3 and 4 tours, they give up their home life over and over again. they are true patriots. to that end this book is also educational, that's the life they live and willingly give. i appreciate him sharing it.

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GREAT BOOK!
8/3/2012

Customer review by baitntackle

5.0 stars 8/3/2012 by baitntackle
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Really enjoyed reading Chris Kyle's stories of his service during this dangerous time in our history. He is a genuine hero.

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Chris Kyle
8/29/2012

Customer review by MarineForceRecon

5.0 stars 8/29/2012 by MarineForceRecon
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Amazing story that tells the truth about what it's like in different "hot zones". A must read!

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Great story
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Difference in Kyles story from other combatants is the involvement of his wife in telling his story. The family are the unsung hero's in war. A triumph rarely told is how the Kyle family overcame war and warrior related struggles and became the unified family under God that most of us pray for. Don't get me wrong, there is a wealth of hard charging door kicking battle accounts not typical of snipers who usually serve as over watch. Chris Kyle is no glory hound, he's simply a highly motivated warrior who carried a heavy burden for getting the job done.

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2/10/2012

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Great book, real life experiences and a little "RAW" but worth reading.

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