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NOW A BLOCKBUSTER MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY CLINT EASTWOOD—NOMINATED FOR SIX ACADEMY AWARDS, INCLUDING BEST PICTURE
A celebration of the remarkable life and legacy of fallen American hero Chris Kyle
This commemorative memorial edition of Kyle's bestselling memoir features the full text of American Sniper, plus more than eighty pages of remembrances by those whose lives he touched personally—including his wife, Taya; his parents, brother, and children; Marcus Luttrell and other fellow Navy SEALs; veterans and wounded warriors; lifelong friends; and many others.
He was the top American sniper of all time, called "the legend" by his Navy SEAL brothers, and a hero by those he served on the home front . . .
From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. 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 greatest 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 Kyle's fellow warriors, who raised hell on and off the battlefield. And in moving first-person accounts throughout, Kyle's 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 service and sacrifice that only one man could tell.
I liked this book. Took me a bit to get through it because I actually didn't like Chris. His writing and personality turned me off a bit. Read morePublished 11 hours ago by Spinclassdoctor
Seen the movie & wanted the Memorial Edition to actually read about Chris in his own words. A True AMERICAN Hero!!!Published 1 day ago by rlsm15384
This type of story needs to be told more often. Their are a lot of heroes that have fought and died for this country. We owe them for our freedom today some of which we are losing.Published 1 day ago by bones
The book was a minor review of this American's accomplishments. Judging the current US Government I suggest that we need a bunch more snipers and a lot less Socialist bureaucrats... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Richard Wanner
Loved it, made me wish I felt such passion and devotion. Everyone should read this, it brings gs to the forefront of the Conflict of family and service.Published 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
This was a good story and I am glad I read it before I watched the movie. Chris Kyle is obviously not a professional author, but I am glad that he got to tell his story and that I... Read morePublished 2 days ago by S. J. Wornson
Well-written account. Interesting glimpses into the Iraq War from someone who lived itPublished 2 days ago by hiten patel