The #1 New York Times bestselling memoir of U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle, and the source for Clint Eastwood’s blockbuster, Academy-Award nominated movie.
“An amazingly detailed account of fighting in Iraq--a humanizing, brave story that’s extremely readable.” — PATRICIA CORNWELL, New York Times Book Review
"Jaw-dropping...Undeniably riveting." —RICHARD ROEPER, Chicago Sun-Times
From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. His fellow American warriors, whom he protected with deadly precision from rooftops and stealth positions during the Iraq War, called him “The Legend”; meanwhile, the enemy feared him so much they named him al-Shaitan (“the devil”) and placed a bounty on his head. Kyle, who was tragically killed in 2013, writes honestly about the pain of war—including the deaths of two close SEAL teammates—and in moving first-person passages throughout, his wife, Taya, speaks openly about the strains of war on their family, as well as on Chris.
Gripping and unforgettable, Kyle’s masterful account of his extraordinary battlefield experiences ranks as one of the great war memoirs of all time.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Drawing on his experiences as an elite sharpshooter for the Navy SEALs, Chris Kyle delivers a thought-provoking account of modern warfare. In spare, direct prose, Kyle shares sobering glimpses of combat in Iraq, the rigours of training and the emotional toll his work took on his personal life. Kyle’s wife, Tara, provides additional commentary that’s at once illuminating and heartbreaking. American Sniper has been adapted for the screen by Clint Eastwood.
Very inspiring story
He’s a true patriot and a great example
This book is awesome
Probably one of the best books I have ever read. You should only purchase this book though if you like the war type action thriller books. It was well written and a great book over all!
It is a must read and definitely worth paying for.
Incredibly amazing story
What a great story. “You cant make this stuff up”, as my Dad would say.
Thank you Chris, and the men and women who fight for our freedom everyday. Thank you Taya for helping share this story through a book, and a movie.