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 Kyle's fellow warriors, who raised hell on and off the battlefield. And in moving first-person accounts throughout, Kyle's 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.
©2012 Chris Kyle (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers
one of my favorite books ever. narration was well done, with great enthusiasm. i love the movie too, but the book has so much more information about the life that a seal, or any member of the military lead day to day.
he sounds like a great guy who is a good soldier for the United States of America the only problem is what happened to him a couple of years later. this book is an excellent book about what happened to him in Iraq
I enjoyed the movie and after listening to the book, I had more respect to the military. No one really knows what goes behind the curtains until some in the military explains it well. It's hard to choice between the family and the service. Salute to all the men and women of the Armed forces.
Good enough to stand on its own. Doesn't need all the inappropriate descriptives and vulgarity. Would be a wonderful book without it. Especially for young men considering the military.
I thought it was a honest book and told by a great man.
It was actually one of the first of its genre that I have read.
No, I have not. He was very good.
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