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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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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 rigors of training, and the emotional toll his work took on his personal life. Kyle’s wife, Taya, provides additional commentary that's at once illuminating and heartbreaking. American Sniper has been adapted for the screen by Clint Eastwood.
One of the most feared soldiers to ever set foot on the battleground that was and still is Iraq, Kyle recounts his bloody tales of war with deadly accuracy. Skillfully narrated by John Pruden, these fascinating war stories offer insight into the perils of modern combat. Pruden's tone is that of a Navy SEAL: calm, cool, and collected. And he never falters in recounting the author's impressive skills on the battlefield skills that gave Kyle the most career sniper kills in United States military history. While Kyle's story is gripping in its own right, Pruden's outstanding narration brings the story to life with brutal realism. Pruden is a man possessed in this account; he embodies Kyle from start to finish. The result is truly chilling listening. A William Morrow hardcover.
Chris Kyle's books gives Americans insight into areas of war that most of us are not truly familiar with or comfortable with knowing. His honest perspective and aw shucks sensibility reflects his values as one of our finest servicemen in the armed forces. I appreciate his candor and honesty as he reflects his many stories. He shares his own problems and fears. I recommend this book to any American and I know I will be a better person from reading it. I know I will be even more active in thanking our solders for the service that they have provided our country.
I read the entire book in a little over a day and it has deeply affected my attitude and outlook. I want to thank Chris, his family,and his Team members for their sacrifice and dedication to our country. Congratulations on a great book that shares a journey that many people can't even imagine. Well done solider.
Chris Kyle makes me proud to be American!
This book was Awesome. This dude is one tough mother. He tells it like it is and his perspective and account of some of the key battles in the Iraq war are what every American needs to read.
I paid extra and got he enhanced version for I pad and was glad I did. The videos and pics were well worth the couple extra bucks.
Thrilling book, when's the movie coming out?
This is a very readable book and the enhancements are fab. The details about training to be a SEAL are detailed and never boring, the story never lags. what is amazing is how much depth he goes into about his deployments, the people and the DA's, the sniper kills etc, but it never bogs down despite a plethora of minutiae. He weaves in personal reflection, personal details and people he knew seamlessly. I appreciate the honesty he and his wife talk about their marriage. They relate feelings about deployments, loyalty and each other they way it goes in the real world with up and down's, both selfish and selfless. they don't dramatize their issues nor sanctify their relationship.
I've thought often that Afghanistan and Iraq have provided ample books to make another movie of the ilk of "Black hawk down", and yet Hollywood has only managed to produce "The hurt locker" which just couldn't help but have overtones that portrayed soldiers and the war as being broken. Maybe the bin laden movie will be. Different since the producer will be trying to help re-elect Obama with her efforts, but I can't help but wonder whether the reason there haven't been a dozen "Black hawk down" movies is that Hollywood is afraid to lionize these men and their heroism because the hate the President who began the war...