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American Sniper [Movie Tie-In Edition] The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History by Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, Jim DeFelice
  

American Sniper [Movie Tie-In Edition] The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History

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A celebration of the remarkable life and legacy of fallen American hero Chris Kyle now a major film starring Bradley Cooper. Adrenaline-charged and deeply personal, American Sniper is a thrilling eyewitness account of service and sacrifice that only one man could tell.

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American Sniper [Movie Tie-In Edition] The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History by Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, Jim DeFelice

A celebration of the remarkable life and legacy of fallen American hero Chris Kyle now a major film starring Bradley Cooper.

He was the top American sniper of all time, called "the legend" by his Navy SEAL brothers, and a hero by those he served on the home front ...

From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. 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 greatest 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 Kyle's fellow warriors, who raised hell on and off the battlefield. And in moving first-person accounts throughout, Kyle's 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 service and sacrifice that only one man could tell.

Reviews

Chris Kyle tells his story with the same courage and grit he displayed in life and on the battlefield. American Sniper is a compelling read. -- CLINT EASTWOOD An amazingly detailed account of fighting in Iraq--a humanizing, brave story that's extremely readable. -- PATRICIA CORNWELL, New York Times Book Review In the elite community of warriors, one man has risen above our ranks and distinguished himself as unique. Chris Kyle is that man. A master sniper, Chris has done and seen things that will be talked about for generations to come. -- MARCUS LUTTRELL, author of Lone Survivor Chris Kyle was incredible, the most celebrated war hero of our time, a true American hero in every sense of the word. -- D Magazine The raw and unforgettable narrative of the making of our country's record-holding sniper, Chris Kyle's memoir is a powerful book, both in terms of combat action and human drama. Chief Kyle is a true American warrior down to the bone, the Carlos Hathcock of a new generation. -- CHARLES W. SASSER, Green Beret (US Army Ret.) and author of One Shot, One Kill Reads like a first-person thriller narrated by a sniper. The bare-bones facts are stunning. .... A first-rate military memoir. -- BOOKLIST #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER -- No Source American Sniper is the inside story of what it's like to be in war. A brave warrior and patriot, Chris Kyle writes frankly about the missions, personal challenges, and hard choices that are part of daily life of an elite SEAL Sniper. It's a classic! -- RICHARD MARCINKO (USN, Ret.), First Commanding Officer of SEAL Team Six and #1 bestselling author of Rogue Warrior


About the Author

SEAL Team 3 Chief Chris Kyle (1974-2013) was awarded two Silver Stars, five Bronze Stars with Valor, and numerous other citations. Following four combat tours in Iraq, he became chief instructor for training Naval Special Warfare sniper teams. He is the author of American Gun: A History of the U.S. in Ten Firearms. A native Texan, Kyle is survived by his wife, Taya, and their two children. Scott McEwen is a trial lawyer in San Diego. Jim DeFelice is the co-author of Chris Kyle's #1 New York Times bestseller American Sniper. He also is the author of Omar Bradley: General at War, the first in-depth critical biography of America's last five-star general, and the co-author of the New York Times bestseller Code Name: Johnny Walker: The Extraordinary Story of the Iraqi Who Risked Everything to Fight with the U.S. Navy SEALs. He writes acclaimed military thrillers, including the Rogue Warrior series from Richard Marcinko, founder of SEAL Team 6, and the novels in the Dreamland series with Dale Brown.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st December 2014

Author

Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, Jim DeFelice

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Publisher

William Morrow Paperbacks an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers Inc

Format

Paperback / softback
416 pages

Categories

Autobiography: historical, political & military
Warfare & defence

21st century history: from c 2000 -

ISBN

9780062401724

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