American Sniper - Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen & Jim DeFelice

American Sniper

By Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen & Jim DeFelice

  • Release Date: 2012-01-03
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
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Description

NOW A BLOCKBUSTER MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY CLINT EASTWOOD—NOMINATED FOR SIX ACADEMY AWARDS, INCLUDING BEST PICTURE

This special enhanced edition features more than 10 exclusive videos and an additional 15 images and descriptions of the weapons used by the armed forces in their fight against terrorism overseas.

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.

Please note that due to the large file size of these special features this enhanced e-book may take longer to download then a standard e-book.

Reviews

  • Great Book

    5
    By Xds9mm
    Great Book, I really enjoyed reading it. I think every American who loves and respects our military men and women, and our country should read this book. It will give you a greater appreciation for the freedom and liberty we as Americans have.
  • Fantastic book

    5
    By johhnyblazd
    This man was a legend and had the mentality of a true American warrior.
  • God country family

    5
    By Jooeeeeyyyyyy
    MUST READ. And this is coming from a 31yr old male, where reading just isn’t his thing lol. Enjoy
  • !!!

    5
    By 1325724628
    Awesome book about a Navy SEAL
  • Great Read better than movie

    5
    By pkgto66
    I really enjoyed reading this book it kept you interested Through the whole book. There’s a lot of information in this and a lot more detail than the movie.
  • Good

    5
    By king lololol
    Its really really good I like it so far
  • Chris Kyle is my hero

    5
    By salvageplayer001
    First things first Chris Kyle is my hero. He is why I want to become a navy seal and why I’ve trained so hard to Become one. But reading all the reviews that so many cruel people wrote about this man, a brave and selfless man, just hurts my heart. If you put one star on this book you are putting one star on him. I feel like the reason y’all are writing evil things about him is because you know that you can never ever become as heroic as him and in any type of Situations you would help yourself instead of others. You know that you could never even catch a glimpse of him From the level of heroism your on besides him. This man who R.I.P is dead. Was the most lethal and dedicated man you could ever know, unless you know John wick, who Might I add is a fictional character. So to conclude whatever type of pansies wrote a bad review about him or the book all I’m gonna say is, if you think that he is a coward or anything like that, you can go back to hailing the late hitler.
  • Great book and awesome read

    5
    By Cameron10241024
    This book was great to read and will open your eyes about what war is like. It will also make you more patriotic about this amazing country we live in. USA USA USA!!!
  • A future

    5
    By Matt215Couch
    Amazing and moving as someone who wants to join the military it’s great to get insight from a real true source about it other than the fake things you get from movies and the new
  • Above and Beyond

    5
    By jacquez dean
    Thanks a lot for this book C.K ..Rest In Peace. You motivate me everyday to be a better man , warrior , and patriot. My time was cut short in the service and I wish I had read this before joining to do better so I thank u for leading the way and serving Army 88m 96th TC -operation enduring freedom 13-14. HOOAH !!