American Sniper

American Sniper

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

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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: New York : W. Morrow
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780062082374
Characteristics: text file, rda

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Sonjahv Jul 18, 2015

I hoped that this would be my reading challenge "by an author with alliterative initials" for this year's #PPLReads15 but I couldn't finish the book.... It was rather dull and very repetitive. I hoped to learn more about the military and our troops but it was poorly written. #disappointed


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HizberAbid16
Nov 02, 2017

The book is a mixture of excitement, adventure and fear. I really enjoyed the book and I've read it several times. Chris Kyle is indeed one of my favorite snipers after Rob Furlong. This book pretty much motivated me to work out more and gave me the courage to be a better person

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Nikewingz
Sep 20, 2017

Interesting read and pretty easy for someone with zero military knowledge.

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Elaine_2013
Mar 24, 2017

this is a pretty nice book. but the is a bit of swearing in the book. probably not for children from 1 to 5 or 4. this book shows what Navy Seals do but I wanted to know how he died not what the date is and this book wasn't the best book about Navy seals but I don't know about you guys but I would put it on the top 3 best sniper books and/or the best war books.

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TPM34
Feb 13, 2017

This is an amazing book and a great insights into the harsh realities of war and the effects it has on those who serve and protect our country. I would recommend this book to not only those interested in the military and worldwide conflicts, but for anyone else that is interested in current events happening around the world. I love how the book really gives you an insight into the lives of those who protect and how their lives outside of the military is effected. Great read, everyone should give this book a try!

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KentW_435
Jul 17, 2016

American Sniper may not have been the most capturing book I've read, but has a really different way of looking at war. This book takes you to the perspective of America's greatest sniper. I don't tend to read autobiographies but I decided to read this book anyway, and it was a good choice. For young readers, it is complex, and you need to be focused when reading if you want to understand it. There are a lot of military terms that you may not be familiar with. Although I am 12, I would recommend this book to people older than 13. This book has realistic action and adventure, but beware, it can be graphic, and there is some mature language involved.

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writermala
May 31, 2016

I started reading this book as part of "The Big Read." I must confess I couldn't get into it. But once I'd read a little it got quite gripping. The book is not all about one man killing tens of hundreds of enemy soldiers. On the contrary the most telling comment that Chris Kyle makes in the book is "It's not about the people you saved that you remember; it's the ones you couldn't save." We who are blase about war and sit on our couches and discuss the merits and demerits of an encounter ought to read this book which tells it from the frontlines.

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kakacurt
Mar 27, 2016

Never thought I would like a book about war. However, this book was overpowering in the character study of a Navy Seal, the agonizing decisions being made and not only the sense of commitment to his Country but his personal sacrifices. I had an idea about Seals but did not REALLY know the depth of their personal unbegrudging commitments.

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KBerk
Mar 26, 2016

This is a very poorly written book. I have only stopped reading two books in my life, and this is the second one. Despite an interesting subject matter, the book moves at a monotonous pace and is very repetetive, yet not easy to follow. Way too much bragging. Not many cohesive thoughts expressed. Cannot recommend this book to anyone.

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PrincessOfTheDark
Mar 07, 2016

An good book with some morals. Way better then the movie. Learned a few things about Navy Seals.

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JihadiConservative
Feb 22, 2016

Fantastic book, fantastic movie!

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pilgrim49
Feb 04, 2015

Coarse Language: This book is a great story but is full of very coarse language, which ruins a lot of it for me.

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HizberAbid16
Nov 02, 2017

Despite what your momma told you, Violence does solve problems.

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