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American Gun Audiobook

American Gun: A History of the U.S. in Ten Firearms

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Publisher's Summary

At the time of his tragic death in February 2013, former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, the most accomplished sniper in U.S. military history, was finishing a remarkable book that retold American history through the lens of a hand-selected list of firearms. Kyle masterfully argues that guns have played a fascinating, indispensable, and often under-appreciated role in our national story.

Kyle carefully chose ten guns to help tell his story, including the American long rifle, Colt .45 revolver, Winchester rifle, .38 police handgun, and M-16 rifle platform Kyle himself used as a SEAL. This is also the story of how American innovation, creativity, and industrial genius has constantly pushed technology - and U.S. power - forward.

©2013 Chris Kyle (P)2013 HarperCollinsPublishers

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    david houlton, wi, United States 04-25-16
    david houlton, wi, United States 04-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "More than just guns ... and that's a good thing"

    I was a little afraid that this would focus too much on the gun and not enough on the history. It has a good blend of both. Gun evolution with good historical info describing the battles where the gun proved to be one of the deciding factors in the battle. With a little sniper bias :-)

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    Mark 04-13-16
    Mark 04-13-16 Member Since 2013
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    "awesome read"

    loved every second of it! very in depth and also great performance by the reader!

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    Max's-iom Forest Grove, OR USA 02-21-16
    Max's-iom Forest Grove, OR USA 02-21-16 Member Since 2011
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    "History from a different view"

    America has such a rich history and there are many views of it but this is a unique one that I haven't heard before . The writer brings a rich knowledge of our history from this different but important viewpoint and the narrator does an excellent job shareing with us his excitement and a passion for this history.
    I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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    Edward 02-12-16
    Edward 02-12-16 Member Since 2016
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    "this is a great book! history lesson on firearms!"

    I learned allot about America as well as the guns in our history. really great

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    Al USA 02-11-16
    Al USA 02-11-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Good but a little short. "

    Would be great if the stories could be elaborated.
    Although I enjoyed the audio book very much.

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    Robert 11-12-15
    Robert 11-12-15
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    "great book"

    loved great book by chris kyle and the narration wasent half bad. very informitive read.

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    Ryan Nieders 11-04-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great history book"

    I wasn't pleasantly surprised by the stories and history in this book. I was expecting a book simply about the guns, but the stories that went along with them were great and added a lot of character. It was also nice having him relate the guns to their predecessors to explain how they got to what they are. I will be recommending this to all my friends who enjoy history.

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    Christopher 09-09-15
    Christopher 09-09-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Enjoyable"

    It was a very good book that put me in the position of wanting to experience each of the guns. I really enjoyed learning the history of each of them

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    Kent Settlemyer 07-08-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Pure Enjoyment."

    I learned a great deal about Americas history that I had either forgotten or did not know. Thanks to Chris for a clear understanding of how firearms obtained and keep out freedom to this very day. He is sorely missed. Thank you Taya for keeping his dream alive through the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation.

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    robert 05-27-15
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    I think you have to be a lover of guns and history to really love this book. I am not. however I love a good story and this was Ok in my book

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