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Enjoyable and interesting,
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This review is from: American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History (Hardcover)
While not high prose, this was a quick and interesting read. I totally support our troops and their actions so obviously am positively predisposed. However, I think that the authors story is fascinating and important. What our troops do to protect us should not be forgotten or dismissed. It is a pretty breezy and easy to read account of Chris' tours of duty and participation in many very important activities in the war. It is not a history book but one man's experiences during those historic moments. I found it very informative about a particular aspect of the SEALs and sniping in particular; both topics that I do not know a lot about. I enjoyed it and think that if you are interested in the war and or sniping then this is a worthwhile read. Perhaps if you are an expert it might be detailed enough, but I liked it.
Thanks to Chris and all his brothers in arms for their sacrifice.
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Gordon E. Townsend says:
I find the notion of supporting the war in Iraq ridiculous and connecting this book to your personal politics is also ridiculous - you support killing 200,000 men, women and children, draining our economy of a trillion dollars, ruining our national security and having tens of thousands of our soldiers wounded or killed a good thing? A necessary thing? Why? What did Iraq ever do to have us invade them? No WMD, no CBW, no connection to 9/11 -- nothing. No moral, legal, intellectual, tactical or strategic reason for it - none. BUT THAT BEING SAID - this was a good human interest story of a guy with this type of job. Not particularly well written but with compelling bits that will entertain military types, action readers and pop psychology types intrigued by the insights into what type of guy would this for a living. He is neither hero or villain and I think that is his point. And making him a poster boy for the Iraq War is wrong from both sides. He is just doing a job he is good at. I pass no moral judgments and those that do are hypocrites. Enjoy the story and watch Eastwood make it come to life.
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