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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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I Cried My Eyes Out
Even though this is done, tragically after Mr. Kyle's passing, I would like to express my thanks to him for his years in the SEALs. I cried my eyes out in parts of this book. While other times, I burst a gut laughing. I purchased this book after watching American Sniper. And, even though the movie told his story. It missed a lot of parts that I feel were critical to the story. I am glad I bought the In Memoriam edition. The end told many stories from friends, that were not told by Mr. Kyle. Would I recommend this book ... the answer is YES. I read the reviews, and was shocked when people wrote about a low grade writing style! Mr. Kyle was a down to earth country boy.
Just what do you expect, a book that was written like a prodessional writer. Shame on you!
A Simple Read
I just completed reading the enhanced version of this book and while I found some of the stories of patriotism and bravery truly moving and though provoking, I continually struggled with the quality of the writing itself. Chris gets 10 out of 10 for having the balls to serve his country in a manner that most wouldn't however, I found the entire book a very "junior" read. I'm a bit of a gun freak and loved a lot of the firefight stories and would recommend this book if you fit this bill as well. Perhaps the prose was dumbed down for a target audience but either way it continually came of as kind of badly written. I do have all the respect in the world for the man himself.
I hope the people who write these reviews know Chris Kyle died