citizen to emulate
Helped me understand the true meaning of Lt. Col. Dave Grossman's definition of a Sheepdog protecting his or her sheep. A must read for every patriotic American!
Texas accent with confidence, respect for others, and can do attitude come through in John Pruden’s interpretation of Kyle's voice
This is one of my favorite nonfiction books. American Sniper allows civilians like me to have a glimpse into what our military go through to protect our country.
The author is the main character, and therefore my favorite.
I enjoy the excerpts where his wife is commenting on how things are from her prospective.
I purchased this book just after hearing of the authors tragic murder here in the United States. There is some strong language, so I would not let my young children listen, but it is a book about war and it is not out of context. The author explains in detail different types of military guns and ammo, so gun enthusiast will enjoy it. The description is kept simple, so that it does not distract from the story.
When Chris was trying to help a fellow soldier who was not going to make it.
An American legend.
It's very sad that Chris died on American soil, trying to help a fellow soldier. It's just not fair to his family or friends.
An excellent overview of life as a Navy SEAL and a touching story of a true American hero. I worked alongside other SEALs and they are all as upstanding and patriotic as Chris Kyle. This book gave me more insight into the innerworkings of the SEAL Teams and provides an informative look at the real toll of war: what it does to our military members, their families, and how it affects everyone's physical and psychological wellbeing. I highly recommend this book to anyone who's interested in seeing what goes into making our nation's elite fighting forces and what their lives are really like.
Yes, American Sniper tells a shooter's perspective of the war. It provides insight not ofter offered by the SOF community. The Silent Warrior manages to tell his story without tipping his SOF hand.
I really enjoyed this story; it provides a inside look at the mindset of the American Soldier and what they go through for our country and the sacrifices they make
Thank you to all the American Military, including Chris Kyle and all his Seal team members
I would absolutely recommend this book to a friend. As a military history lover, Chris Kyle's stories tell the tales from some of our most recent conflicts, ones that we have lived through via the news. Chris Kyle tells the inside, down and dirty story.
Chris Kyle tells his stories as a gentleman. Always praising his teammates, and owing his own successes to luck, Kyle is a true hero.
I particularly enjoyed the story of Chris Kyle going through BUDS training and Green Team. As a civilian, such tough experiences were not part of my life. Hearing how SEALs survive hell week by making it to the next meal, I've been able to put my life in better perspective.
Absolutely! I couldn't wait to hear what Chris Kyle had in store for the next chapter!
RIP Chris Kyle, a true American Hero
If you think that American's can do no wrong because they are white, in the military, and call themselves Christian, then you might like this.
I hoped that he would have some measure of grief for those that he had to kill in order to protect others. He did not... He even stated that On the front of my arm, I had a crusader cross inked in. I wanted everyone to know I was a Christian. I had it put in in red, for blood. I hated the damn savages I’d been fighting. I always will. They’ve taken so much from me."
AFTER he mentions in great detail that he joined the military because he was always itching for a fight.
This book makes me sad for the plight of humanity.
I liked the portrayal of Kyle's wife. She seemed like a sweet person
Well.. Let's not go there.
The small bit of humanity that I remember from this book came in this quote:
"A minute or two later, an Iraqi woman came running up, saw him on the ground, and tore off her clothes. She was obviously his mother. I’d see the families of the insurgents display their grief, tear off clothes, even rub the blood on themselves. If you loved them, I thought, you should have kept them away from the war. You should have kept them from joining the insurgency. You let them try and kill us—what did you think would happen to them."
Yes Mr. Kyle... God bless your intentions, but war is the least just to those that fight it. You of all people know that now.
Yes, This book was well wrote and a easy read. My only hesitation is the author and my own politics differ. He sees the DOEs and JAG as an object hurdle, where as I believe them as a needed check and balance to field operations. A desk jockey like myself doesn't understand what it means to be in the danger zone, but if we disregard the DOEs than we are no better then the terrorists he and the others are fighting against.
He is a great reader and is able to put a Texas accent on well and able to discern parts the authors wife wrote in his speech patterns.
This could use a follow up or a revision speaking of the work Chris has done recently and his untimely death at the hands of someone he was trying to help.
Enjoy history, self help, novels, not a sequel follower.
I know this became popular again after his murder but he was truly a patriot and we were lucky to have him when we did. The unfortunate is all countries need his skills. His description of war was very intense and tragic that we have to send our young to that. It was a good forthright account from his perspective. I am sorry he is gone.