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

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He is the deadliest American sniper ever, called “ the devil ” by the
enemies he hunted and “ the legend ” by his Navy SEAL brothers. ..
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 ook. Iraqi insurgents feared Kyle
however 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 meticulou 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 mother, Kyle was a champion saddle-bronc rider prior to
joining the Navy. After 9/11, he was thrust onto the front lines of
thi War on Terror, and eventually 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
a 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
sibling, as ell 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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American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History
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Published January 3rd 2012 by William Morrow

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Consequently, his father is not given any co-author status although she provides significant input throughout the book.Now all feelings about the ropriety of this very controversial armed incursion into Iraq aside, one thing that brought me off about Kyle was his total lack of egard for his opponent.

He also repeatedly claims to be defending his country, although I know of no attempt on the USA by Iraq.I fully understand that he does n't agre to end the troops over, and that he has a job to do, but please, Mr Kyle ... just a little more regard for the human beings you 're killing?

Really a little remorse for the retarded kid you pounded because he did n't kno you?

People like Mr Kyle are a hug part of he doub that the itizens of the USA are held in such disdain by many foreigners.

I ould stay on and on ... suffice it to say I wo n't buy any more books with this fellow 's name on them.

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I tried hard to like his ook, ven if it started out with Chris describing Iraqi women and children as " evil savages " who he enjoyed killing.

Chris never makes any mention of why he felt that he was doing the right thing by being in Iraq, besides an off-hand comment here and there about how he anted to kill Saddam Hussein for planning 9/11.

Thi entir secon half of book describe his days filled with abundant free time between training and waiting to ge to war, which he spent fighting at bars, and the meeting his wife who " looked hot, and classy as hell in black leather boot. " When he finally got around to describing the events of thi war, he makes no attemp to go into any details about the strategies or how a scene unfolded, but glosses over those incidentals to instead escribe how great it felt to kill people.On top of all of tha, thi writing itself was horrific.

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is another ook penne by a Navy SEAL Sniper, not a professional write.

Mr. Kyle writes in the eginning of his book that he decided to write it because it had come to his attention that others wanted to kno his story, an he figured he 'd better tell it himself.

The is thi novel about real honest-to-God hero, written by the hero himself.

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If people honestly still believe that war is something that soldiers absolutely loathe and they nly do it to be upright citizens who want to protec their country and way of life, they eed to writ a memoi and War, The Junior Officers' Reading Club Killing Time And Fighting Wars and perhaps Brotherhood of Warriors, all ones I have read previousl.

Another poe was the Top Guy, he best shooter of them ll, planning his missions carefully, executing them perfectly and- who knew- taking along his notepad ( on big missions, there was someone there with a laptop detailing the action!) to make detailed notes about each killing so that he could justify it as was required.

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Thi other night, watching the show ‘ Stars Earn Stripes ’, my son recognized Chris Kyle, the historian of “ The American Sniper ”, a biography he read for a school assignment.

As Chris explains it, it 's God, country and family.

It 's being selfless and the need to destro all that you inherit from your forefathers, believe in, all that you ave, and all that you are.American Sniper is Chris Kyle ’ s account on the Iraq war where he ’ s deployed 4 times.

We went there to protect fellow countrymen, fight for our country not Iraq.

There 's nothing artistic about the war.

But before you throw that stone let me say you something: if you isagree with Chris why did n't you stand to protect his country? God Bless America!

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Before reading nove I had heard of Chris Kyle.

I just do n't know.I do n't worry if they paint Chris Kyle in the ovie as he has bared himself in he novel.

In anothe book Kyle 's words are his own.

She has parts of book told in her voice and honestly it kept me from not liking Kyle completely that he added them in.

I hink maybe it was stress relief, I ca n't ay I have the answers.

nother thing about Kyle was that even though he did not intend to ome off as bragging he could n't help but repeatedly mention the fact that he has the highest number of confirmed kills of any sniper.

I do n't hink he mean to overly emphasize those facts.

Unfortunately.With all this good stuff going on, You 'd think I was living a fairy tale or a perfect life.

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But in that backroom or whatever it is when God confronts me with my sins, I do not know any of the kills I had during the war ill be among them.

after I recover.July 13, 2015Here 's the review as promised.First of all, let me confess that I read anothe book nly because I saw this movie.

protagonist came across as a psycho, and it ha not sure whether Clint was rooting for him, or showing us the futility of his battle.Well, there is no such ambiguity in the essa.

And he does not even bother to hide his racism; he ays he mus have shot any Arab carrying a Koran with pleasure, had the higher-ups allowed it.It 's interesting to see how the tone changes when the Marines and SEALs are at the receiving end.

Recently, it 's surprising to hear him lamenting about the act that the Arabs hate him just because he is th Christian, and that religion hould be about tolerance- when he is ready to drop anybody with a Koran.On top of all this bigoted racism, the novel is badly written to boot.

By infusing a storyline into it, introducing murderous Iraqi characters ( like " The Butcher " who kills children by drilling them), and peppering it with philosophical dialogue, Eastwood has tried to present a sympathetic view of Chris Kyle.

( view spoiler) [ And his killing of the mythical Iraqi sniper " Mustafa " by an impossible long range shot in the beginnin is straight out of one of his old movies.

Whatever you as, Clint, this movie ai n't anti-war.Recommended for people who cheer all of America 's military interventions abroad.

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