Synopses & Reviews
Now in paperback! From the author of the Navy SEALs Oral History series-an intimate look at the world's most efficient and deadly warriors.
Snipers have a rich history. This fascinating book follows their tasks and techniques from the Revolutionary and Civil Wars through both World Wars, to the Korean War and Vietnam-the genesis of modern sniping-to the current conflicts in the Middle East. Also, readers will see how sniping has evolved on the civilian side in law enforcement. Readers will learn about the tools of the trade, but most importantly, they will hear from the experts themselves: military snipers, as well as civilian police and SWAT snipers. Capturing the suspense and action of the hunt, the words of these men draw readers into the close-knit, little-known world of men who need only one bullet to get the job done.
The first comprehensive oral history on the subject takes you into the world of the sniper. Fully illustrated with photos.
Since the Revolutionary War, long-range riflemen have held a place of reverence and awe in the public's imagination. Their stories are the stuff of legend. And their history is still being written-in places like Afghanistan and Iraq, and in civilian law enforcement. Here are their stories, their traditions, their techniques, and their tools.
Most importantly, readers will learn about sniping from the experts themselves: military snipers from all branches of the service, as well as civilian police and SWAT snipers. Capturing the suspense and action of the hunt, the words of these men will draw readers into the close-knit world of one of the most lethal weapons the world has ever seen.
Since the Revolutionary War, long-range riflemen have held a place of reverence and awe in the public's imagination. Here are the stories, traditions, techniques, and tools from men trained to be the most lethal weapons the world has seen.
About the Author
Kevin Dockery has been a soldier in the President's Guard under Presidents Nixon and Ford, a grade-school teacher, radio broadcaster, gunsmith, and historian. He even spent time in Iraq and Kuwait during Desert Storm as what he refers to as a "corporate mercenary." As a noted military historian, he has written a number of books on the history of the Navy SEALs and the lives of the men who lived that history including Navy SEALs: A History of the Early Years.