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American Sniper

The Autobiography Of The Most Lethal Sniper In U.S. Military History

By Chris Kyle, 1974-2013

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.

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Format: Book
Author: Kyle, Chris, 1974-2013
Summary: The astonishing autobiography of SEAL Chief Chris Kyle, whose record 150 confirmed kills make him the most deadly sniper in U.S. military history.
Title: American sniper : the autobiography of the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history / Chris Kyle, with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice.
Publisher Date: New York : W. Morrow, c2012.
Subject: Kyle, Chris, 1974-2013 United States. Navy. SEALs -- Biography. Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Personal narratives, American Snipers -- United States -- Biography.
Isbn: 9780062238863 (pbk.) 9780062082350 0062082353
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 5
System Items Total: 7
Call Number: B Kyle
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Bib Id: 371705

Format: Book
Author: Kyle, Chris, 1974-2013
Summary: The astonishing autobiography of SEAL Chief Chris Kyle, whose record 150 confirmed kills make him the most deadly sniper in U.S. military history.
Title: American sniper : the autobiography of the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history / Chris Kyle, with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : W. Morrow, c2012.
Description: 381 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Kyle, Chris, 1974-2013
Subjects: United States. Navy. SEALs -- Biography.
Subjects: Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Personal narratives, American
Subjects: Snipers -- United States -- Biography.
Other Author: McEwen, Scott
Other Author: DeFelice, Jim, 1956-
LCCN: 2011028211
ISBN: 9780062238863 (pbk.)
ISBN: 9780062082350
ISBN: 0062082353
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 5
Total Copies: 7
Call Number: B Kyle