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American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military Historyby Chris Kyle
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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.
SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY CLINT EASTWOOD
Updated with more than seventy-five pages of new material, this memorial edition of American Sniper contains remembrances and tributes from Chris Kyles family and friends, including his wife Taya and fellow Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell. This special Memorial Edition of his smash #1 bestselling memoir celebrates and honors Chriss life and his accomplishments—both his heroics on the battlefield and at home, supporting veterans and their families.
To the enemies he hunted he was al-Shaitan—“the devil.” To his Navy SEAL brothers, he was “the legend.” From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle was the deadliest American sniper in United States military history. In February 2013, he was tragically killed while trying to help a fellow veteran.
This expanded Memorial Edition of his extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller—one of the greatest war memoirs of all time—salutes his achievements and commemorates his enduring legacy.
About the Author
Littlefield died while trying to help a troubled veteran. Chief Kyle lived by a personal motto that "it is our duty to serve those who serve us," and he and Littlefield died honoring this creed.
Scott McEwen is a trial lawyer in San Diego, California. An Eagle Scout, he grew up hunting with long-range rifles in Oregon.
Jim DeFelice is the co-author of the #1 New York Times bestseller American Sniper. DeFelice is the author of Omar Bradley: General at War, the first in-depth critical biography of Americas last five-star general. He also writes a number of acclaimed military thrillers, including the Rogue Warrior series from Richard Marcinko, founder of SEAL Team 6, and the novels in the Dreamland series with Dale Brown.
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