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

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

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Book Overview: American Sniper The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U. S. Military History

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.

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"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

"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

Chris Kyle (April 8, 1974 – February 2, 2013) was a United States Navy SEAL, sniper, and author. Known for his remarkable precision, he recorded the most sniper kills in U.S. military history, a distinction that earned him the nickname "The Legend" among his fellow soldiers. After four tours in Iraq, Kyle received several commendations for acts of heroism and meritorious service in combat. His bestselling autobiography, "American Sniper," chronicles his military service and the challenges of life as a veteran. Tragically, Kyle's life was cut short when he was murdered at a Texas shooting range by a former Marine he was trying to help. His legacy endures through his contributions to military history and the ongoing discussion of veterans' affairs.
Jim DeFelice is an American author known for his military-themed works, including novels, non-fiction, and biographies. Born on August 20, 1956, he has co-authored bestsellers like "American Sniper" with Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and "Code Name: Johnny Walker" with the Iraqi translator for Navy SEALs. DeFelice's writing often explores the complexities of war and the experiences of soldiers. In addition to his collaborations, DeFelice has written numerous books under his own name, including the "Dreamland" technothriller series with Dale Brown. His engaging style and attention to detail have made him a favorite among readers interested in military history and action-packed narratives.
Scott McEwen is a bestselling American author, best known for his collaborative work on the memoir "American Sniper" with Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in American military history. Published in 2012, the book became a monumental success, leading to a Clint Eastwood-directed film adaptation. Apart from "American Sniper," McEwen has authored the "Sniper Elite" series of military thrillers, drawing on his background in law and his interest in military history. His fiction is recognized for its authenticity and gripping action sequences, largely due to his extensive research and dedication to honoring the service of American armed forces. McEwen's works continue to attract readers with a blend of storytelling and respect for military personnel.

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