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American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History
 
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American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History [Kindle Edition]

Chris Kyle , Scott McEwen , Jim DeFelice
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Gripping, eye-opening, and powerful, American Sniper is the astonishing autobiography of SEAL Chief Chris Kyle, who is the record-holding sniper in U.S. military history. Kyle has more than 150 officially confirmed kills (the previous American record was 109), though his remarkable career total has not been made public by the Pentagon.

In this New York Times bestselling memoir, Kyle shares the true story of his extraordinary decade-long career, including his multiple combat tours in Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom) and elsewhere from 1999-2009.

Kyle’s riveting first-person account of how he went from Texas rodeo cowboy to expert marksman and feared assassin offers a fascinating view of modern-day warfare and one of the most in-depth and illuminating looks into the secret world of Special Ops ever written.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6539 KB
  • Print Length: 448 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow; Reprint edition (Jan. 3 2012)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers CA
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005GFPZYK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,714 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Long Shot Feb. 23 2013
By John M. Ford TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition
Chris Kyle served four tours of duty in Operation Iraqi Freedom, making 160 confirmed kills of enemy soldiers and insurgents. In this biography, Kyle begins by describing his early life, his decision to join the Navy, and the courtship of his wife, Taya. The narrative then alternates between Kyle's military experiences and his home life with Taya and their children.

Kyle's descriptions of training and camaraderie in his Navy SEAL unit are similar to those from other military biographies. The training is hard, the participants are tough, and the officers in the "head shed" have them do some stupid things. The deployment sections of the book describe battle with Iraqi insurgents and the tactics that do and don't work against them. Kyle gives names when praising heroic actions of his fellow soldiers and uses unflattering labels when describing those for whom he has less respect. Don't miss what he says about "Runaway." Kyle comes across as a true solder--capable, patriotic, loyal to his comrades, and ferocious to his enemies. The enemies include opponents in bar fights as well as the Iraqis. We remember more than once that soldiers are very young as well as very brave.

The domestic segments of the book are less exciting, but have a depth not found in the combat stories. Kyle has trouble transitioning to his stateside life. And his wife has trouble understanding the war he leaves behind--and feels he must return to. His personal code of loyalty to "God, country, family" in that order is only a little different from Taya's. Why can't he move his family up to second place? We watch them go through the same growth struggles that all couples experience along with the unique challenges imposed by wartime military service.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Read! March 11 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Very good read, kept my interest through the whole. He truly was an American hero and he should never been forgotten. I would recommend this book to anyone!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Riveting, very well done. March 13 2013
By Hostile
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Chris describes the American soldiers very well, gives praise and credit to his fellow Marines, SEAL's and Army soldiers before even thinking about himself. His detail about his action and contribution for his country is outstanding. We have lost an American Hero, but the legend lives on. May Chris and God watch proudly over his family.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Novel. Aug. 20 2014
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
I really enjoyed American Sniper. It gave me a small insight into the life of Chris Kyle and what kind of tasks Navy Seal members are trained to deal with. I would definitely recommend this book for anyone who is interested in Military style books, fiction or not.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Don't hold your breath ... Feb. 25 2012
Format:Hardcover
Don't hold your breath waiting for something amazing to happen in this book, but don't hold your nose either.

The book isn't great, but it's not bad. It's written in an almost folks-y style, with small words and short paragraphs. It is a quick read, and fairly informative of the SEAL though process, but it's also very accessible to younger (or less educated) readers.

Also: This book is full of american rhetoric. Talk about how great the common man is, and how horrible the government treats its citizens (yes, "its" is correct, you don't apostrophe the possessive for an object). There are a few contradictions, such as the author praising the humility of the SEALS, and then explaining how they try to cause a larger disturbance during a bar fight than the last group of SEALS. Also, the author claims to be a humble and calm man when not in battle, but then talks about how he wants to shoot other drivers on the road, and his raging alcoholism problem. It doesn't ruin the book or the facts in the book, but it does ruin some of the credibility of the opinions of the author.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Little simple but really intersting July 31 2012
By Phil
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Excellent Book!
The sentence are short, the text is easy, but that's what to expect from a book written by a soldier. The text is
easy to read and express well what's going on in the head of a special force. I suggest this book to anybody that want to know more about what's going on behind the war scene.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it May 21 2012
By Alpine
Format:Hardcover
I've read many military autobiographies, and this one is easily up there with the best. I couldn't put it down!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good story over a beer, but not for a book. June 19 2014
By CW
Format:Kindle Edition
You can tell when someone digs down deep and writes from the heart, or when they ramble on into a tape recorder and transcribe what was said afterward. For me, this read was the latter. The content was very superficial, the prose pedestrian and the experience unfulfilled. A good autobio should provide you with an in-depth look into the author or the events they write about. This book did neither.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Fantastic Read with all the emotion you just don't hear about through any other source!
Published 8 days ago by Roy Wyatt
4.0 out of 5 stars Riveting account of modern warfare.
Incredible true story. Eye-opening expose of what snipers in modern warfare do. I'd hate to be an enemy. Sadly the author was murdered recently.
Published 1 month ago by Steven B. Davis
3.0 out of 5 stars Mediocre book...disappointing hero
I think the book was okay. Nothing special but it was somewhat interesting.

I don't want to say too many disparaging things about Chris Kyle. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Big Kazza
5.0 out of 5 stars insightful and excellent
Loved the conversational nature and the honest tone. So sorry that Chris is no longer with us. A true hero.
Published 10 months ago by Freddi.d
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read
I love all of the background detail on what it takes to be a sniper. Very well written and easy to read.
Published 11 months ago by THOMAS J GOWDYK
5.0 out of 5 stars Great reading
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Published 11 months ago by Jon Mccormick
5.0 out of 5 stars Refreshing honesty
Chris tells his story without sugar coating. His story is not written to be political correct or to impress anyone. This book was a great read
Published 11 months ago by Clayton
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read, even if you aren't American.
Our prayers are with your family Kyle, and your legacy will inspire future generations for ever. Let all those who oppose the West realize they do not stand a chance against our... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Austin
4.0 out of 5 stars insightful.
Good read. Very interesting experiences an accounts of his time in Iraq. Thank you to you and your brothers for all the sacrifices made for the western world.
Published 15 months ago by puffalophagus
1.0 out of 5 stars A book written by, I admit, one tough dude that won't put even first...
I have always loved books written by military personnel and their experiences. Upon stumbling upon the sad news of this authors death I decided to purchase and read his... Read more
Published 16 months ago by S. Kiselczuk
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