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SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY CLINT EASTWOOD

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 Kyle's kills (the previous American record was 109), but it has declined to ...

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Overview

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY CLINT EASTWOOD

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 Kyle's kills (the previous American record was 109), but it has declined to verify the astonishing total number for this book. Iraqi insurgents feared him so much they placed a bounty on his head. Kyle earned legendary status among his fellow U.S. warriors, 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 great war memoirs of all time.

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In hardcover, this astonishing autobiography of the Navy SEAL who recorded the most career sniper kills in U.S. military history made the Barnes & Noble Bestseller list. With its moving accounts of battlefield bravery, American Sniper is bound to hit mass-market bestseller lists even more quickly.

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Ls, Kyle racked up the most confirmed sniper kills in the history of the United States during a ten-year stint covering four deployments, also earning seven medals, including two Silver Stars. Here he tells not only his story but that of SEAL Team 3, also offering space for wife Taya to reveal the strains of a military marriage.
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“Reads like a first-person thriller narrated by a sniper. The bare-bones facts are stunning. .... A first-rate military memoir.”
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"Reads like a first-person thriller narrated by a sniper. The bare-bones facts are stunning. .... A first-rate military memoir."
MARCUS LUTTRELL
“In the community of elite warriors, one man has risen above our ranks and distinguished himself as unique. Chris Kyle is that man. A master sniper, Chris has done and seen things that will be talked about for generations to come.”
CHARLES W. SASSER
“The raw and unforgettable narrative of the making of our country’s record-holding sniper, Chris Kyle’s memoir is a powerful book, both in terms of combat action and human drama. Chief Kyle is a true American warrior down to the bone, the Carlos Hathcock of a new generation.”
RICHARD MARCINKO (USN
American Sniper is the inside story of what it’s like to be in war. A brave warrior and patriot, Chris Kyle writes frankly about the missions, personal challenges, and hard choices that are part of daily life of an elite SEAL Sniper. It’s a classic!”
Marcus Luttrell
"In the community of elite warriors, one man has risen above our ranks and distinguished himself as unique. Chris Kyle is that man. A master sniper, Chris has done and seen things that will be talked about for generations to come."
Charles W. Sasser
"The raw and unforgettable narrative of the making of our country’s record-holding sniper, Chris Kyle’s memoir is a powerful book, both in terms of combat action and human drama. Chief Kyle is a true American warrior down to the bone, the Carlos Hathcock of a new generation."
(USN) - Richard Marcinko
"American Sniper is the inside story of what it’s like to be in war. A brave warrior and patriot, Chris Kyle writes frankly about the missions, personal challenges, and hard choices that are part of daily life of an elite SEAL Sniper. It’s a classic!"
Patricia Cornwell
[My] favorite book of the year. Chris Kyle’s American Sniper is an amazingly detailed account of fighting in Iraq — a humanizing, brave story that’s extremely readable.””
PATRICIA CORNWELL
“[My] favorite book of the year. Chris Kyle’s American Sniper is an amazingly detailed account of fighting in Iraq — a humanizing, brave story that’s extremely readable.”
Kirkus Reviews
Memoir of America's most prolific sniper, with an emphasis on the grisly, unpredictable nature of contemporary warfare. With more than 250 confirmed kills in Iraq and several citations for bravery, including two Silver Stars, Kyle may well be the "most lethal" soldier in American military history. Fortunately, this memoir (written with co-authors Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice) takes a more unassuming and approachable tone in narrating his improbable journey from a modest Texas childhood to becoming a sniper with SEAL Team 3 and serving four deployments in Iraq: "my so-called ‘legend' [has] a lot to do with luck." As with other recent books about the SEALs, they are depicted as a breed apart: hyper-competitive, with the most intense training, hazing and bonding rituals (the latter involving much drinking and fighting). Kyle is unapologetic about his own conservative persona, and perhaps not the ideal spokesman for military public relations. The highlights of the narrative are the grim yet often funny accounts of Kyle's violent battles all over Iraq, most of which are described crisply. The author describes his participation in numerous urban battles, such as the protracted struggles for Ramadi and Fallujah, and asserts that elite operators like himself contributed to Iraq's evolving stability--"it took violence of action to create a situation where there could be peace." Kyle provides a few surprising moments, as when he writes eloquently about his fellow veterans, including SEALs killed or wounded in battle. "There's no reason someone who has fought for their country should be homeless or jobless," he writes. Kyle's wife offers her counterpoint narrative in italicized passages, driving home the surreal life of difficulty bestowed on professional warriors' loved ones. This aggressively written account of frontline combat, with plenty of action and technical nitty-gritty, should appeal to conservative readers and military buffs.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780062082350
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/3/2012
  • Pages: 381
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

SEAL Team 3 Chief Chris Kyle served four combat tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom and elsewhere. For his bravery in battle, he was awarded two Silver Stars, five Bronze Stars with Valor, two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, and one Navy and Marine Corps Commendation. Additionally, he received the Grateful Nation Award, given by the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs. Following his combat deployments, he became chief instructor for training Naval Special Warfare Sniper and Counter-Sniper teams, and he authored the Naval Special Warfare Sniper Doctrine, the first Navy SEAL sniper manual. Today, he is president of Craft International (craftintl.com), a world-class leader in training and security. He lives with his family in Texas, where he devotes much of his spare time to helping disabled veterans.

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Prologue

Evil in the Crosshairs

Late March 2003.

In the area of Nasiriya, Iraq I looked through the scope of the sniper rifle, scanning down the road of the tiny Iraqi town. Fifty yards away, a woman opened the door of a small house and stepped outside with her child. The rest of the street was deserted. The local Iraqis had gone inside, most of them scared. A few curious souls peeked out from behind curtains, waiting. They could hear the rumble of the approaching American unit. The Marines were flooding up the road, marching north to liberate the country from Saddam Hussein. It was my job to protect them. My platoon had taken over the building earlier in the day, sneaking into position to provide “overwatch”—prevent the enemy from ambushing the Marines as they came through. It didn’t seem like too difficult a task—if anything, I was glad the Marines were on my side. I’d seen the power of their weapons and I would’ve hated to have to fight them. The Iraq army didn’t stand a chance. And, in fact, they appeared to have abandoned the area already. The war had started roughly two weeks before. My platoon, “Charlie” (later “Cadillac”) of SEAL Team 3, helped kick it off during the early morning of March 20. We landed on al-Faw Peninsula and secured the oil terminal there so Saddam couldn’t set it ablaze as he had during the First Gulf War. Now we were tasked to assist the Marines as they marched north toward Baghdad.

I was a SEAL, a Navy commando trained in special operations. SEAL stands for “SEa, Air, Land,” and it pretty much describes the wide ranges of places we operate. In this case, we were far inland, much farther than SEALs traditionally operated, though as the war against terror continued, this would become common. I’d spent nearly three years training and learning how to become a warrior; I was ready for this fight, or at least as ready as anyone can be. The rifle I was holding was a .300 WinMag, a bolt-action, precision sniper weapon that belonged to my platoon chief. He’d been covering the street for a while and needed a break. He showed a great deal of confidence in me by choosing me to spot him and take the gun. I was still a new guy, a newbie or rookie in the Teams. By SEAL standards, I had yet to be fully tested. I was also not yet trained as a SEAL sniper. I wanted to be one in the worst way, but I had a long way to go. Giving me the rifle that morning was the chief’s way of testing me to see if I had the right stuff. We were on the roof of an old rundown building at the edge of a town the Marines were going to pass through. The wind kicked dirt and papers across the battered road below us. The place smelled like a sewer—the stench of Iraq was one thing I’d never get used to.

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Table of Contents

Author's Note ix

Map of Iraq x

Prologue: Evil in the Crosshairs 1

1 Bustin' Broncs and Other Ways of Having Fun 9

2 Jackhammered 29

3 Takedowns 78

4 Five Minutes to Live 99

5 Sniper 123

6 Dealing Death 156

7 Down in the Shit 211

8 Family Conflicts 265

9 The Punishers 294

10 The Devil of Ramadi 338

11 Man Down 369

12 Hard Times 399

13 Mortality 437

14 Home and Out 471

Acknowledgments 501

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  • Posted January 6, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    If you're starting to lose faith in America, read this book! Your faith will be restored.

    If you enjoyed Marcus Luttrell's 'Lone Survivor' you must read this book. Chris Kyle reminds us of just how much American fighters can accomplish with the right amount of training, hard work, attitude and appreciation of the freedoms that we all used to hold dear.
    Does his super-sized ego show? Can you feel his frustration at the higher-ups, lawyers and politicians in charge? Does he feel like he could have accomplished even more under better leadership? Yes, yes and Yes. In my opinion, Chris and his fellow SEALs have earned the right to these opinions. I've always thought that there's nothing wrong with a little arrogance, as long as you have the talent and accomplishments to back it up. To paraphrase one of my favorite presidents: "Most of us go to bed at night and wonder what we accomplished all day, SEALs don't have that problem."
    From cover to cover, this book will always rank at the top of my list of best non-fiction books.
    I, too am amazed at the review by Snail59. As a 57 year old, 12 year US Navy veteran, I have never in my life heard anything but praise from any sailor, airman, or marine as far as the SEALs are concerned. I just can't grasp where you are coming from.


    WARNING to all Progressives and ultra-liberals: DO NOT BORROW, BUY or PREVIEW THIS BOOK! You will experience increased blood pressure, severe headaches, occasional bouts of nausea and broken bones from fist pounding on hard surfaces.

    132 out of 158 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 3, 2012

    Awesome story!

    This book is a must read for anyone who wants to find out what we are up against in the Mideast. Chris Kyle is a true American hero whose exploits are recounted in a down to earth and self-deprecating way. His courage, conditioning, toughness, fortitude and coolness under fire are absolutely humbling. An incredible story, not to be missed. Our nation owes a debt of gratitude to Chris Kyle and all of the amazing men he served with in the elite group of warriors known as the U.S. Navy SEAL's. They know freedom isn't free and have chosen to put their lives at risk to defend it for the rest of us.

    84 out of 98 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 5, 2012

    Must Read!

    If you're read and enjoyed Love Survivor by Marcus Luttrell - then American Sniper is a must read. Chris paints a very transparent picture of what it was like to be a SEAL, sniper, and new father while being deployed in the war. He holds no punches back. This book was extremely hard to put down.

    As for "the vet" that gave this book ONE star and trashed Chris's book... Have some respect. You asked "what did he do?" ...I'd say laying down his life to protect our amazing country is something. If having the highest kill count as a sniper in US history wasn't enough... Some people amaze me.

    42 out of 51 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 3, 2012

    Amazing story

    This is an easy read of the most fascinating story that I even read. Chris is a real-life super hero and his stories will be told again and again forever.

    I am not a big reader, but I could not put this book down and finished it is almost one sitting.

    This is a must read.

    32 out of 38 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 6, 2012

    Engrossing!

    An engrossing insider's account of how the battles for the towns and villages of Iraq that we've all read about were fought. Despite the serious nature of its subject, the book is filled with humor and pathos with descriptions of Chris Kyle's feelings for his fellow warriors who he is assigned to protect from ambush in the Iraqui streets. Comments of his wife Taya vividly illustrate the sacrifices our military has made, not only in terms of the dangers they face, but the repeated separations from family and loved ones. Highly recommended.

    25 out of 33 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 3, 2012

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    The other night, watching the show ¿Stars Earn Stripes¿, my son

    The other night, watching the show ‘Stars Earn Stripes’, my son recognized Chris Kyle, the author of “The American Sniper”, a biography he read for a school assignment. Curious about it, I picked up the book and browsed through it. Needless to say, I finished it in 1 and 1/2 days.

    I come from a country where patriotism used to be forced down our throat on a daily basis, a continuous lie the communists told us for generations. The result of it? We all hated it.
    After moving to the US I always wondered what drives Americans to stand when the national anthem is played before each game. What unseen force tells them to fly their flag, high on a mast, for the world to see it, for the wind to dance with it. What drives them to enroll in the military, leaving all they love and their family and make the ultimate sacrifice.
    Chris Kyle’s autobiography answers to all these questions and more. As Chris explains it, it's God, country and family. It's being selfless and the need to protect all that you inherit from your forefathers, believe in, all that you have, and all that you are.
    American Sniper is Chris Kyle’s account on the Iraq war where he’s deployed 4 times. To most people one time is more than enough. You serve your country, do your duty the best you can and then return home. But not for Chris. He needed to be there among his fellow countrymen, covering them, taking fire for them and protecting them with his life if it meant that was the last thing he'd do.
    What media presented (and I should say manipulated) about the war in Iraq is by far different than Chris’ view on it. We American's didn't go there to, as Chris says, “bring democracy to Iraq”. We went there to protect fellow countrymen, fight for our country not Iraq. It's a war that politicians deemed necessary, not our soldiers. They only followed orders.
    As a kid Chris had always dreamt to join the military. A dream he'd fulfilled, lived and finally shared memories of it by writing this biography. It's written from Chris’ point of view, concise and detailed, a progressive narration of war seen through a soldier's eyes. From time to time his wife Taya pitched in, giving us an insight of what a family goes through while their loved ones is at war, the constant fear, the anguish, the frustrations. The biography tells untold stories of unknown heroes. It doesn't sugarcoat, doesn't use fancy words and artistic scenes. There's nothing artistic about the war.
    Like you and I doing our job, that’s what Chris did: his job. People might or might not agree with his cold-blooded attitude toward the people he killed. But before you throw that stone let me ask you something: if you disagree with Chris why didn't you stand to protect this country?
    God Bless America!

    24 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2012

    It's Not His Job to Write...

    ...and it shows. But with that in mind, it's a pretty insightful book. He not only talks about what he did in the Middle East, but also how his job affected his marriage and his relationship with his kids. Even his wife spoke (wrote) her mind from time to time. While her input is at odd moments and rarely matches what Chris Kyle is talking about at the same time, it's still welcome to see her side of a story.

    The writing itself is pretty hacked. Short sentences and short paragraphs. Towards the end of the book, more and more Navy/Military terms are used and - even as a vet myself - it started getting difficult to remember what acronym meant what. But again - it's not Mr. Kyle's job to write and he did an amazing job getting his story across.

    21 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2012

    Right...

    All I have to say, show me a real sniper who will openly talk about his work and experiences, and I'll show you a con-man.

    20 out of 151 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    Great autobiography about a truly inspirational man, soldier, friend and husband. Great insight to both his life as a solider but also as everyday American.

    20 out of 31 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    A sobering account

    Truely a realistic snapshot at the state of mind of one of our most decorated warriors. An absolute must read for the truly patriotic reader. EVERMORE thankful for you Chris and your family

    19 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2012

    Jammed

    I think his gun jammed somewhere along the way. Sort of a good read into the everyday goings on in Iraq in combat, other than that, Mr. Kyle could be more humble...yeah I am sure he kept a count, people like him do.

    17 out of 99 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 9, 2012

    Highly Recommended - Should be required reading

    This is not a polished account that has been handed from editor to editor. This is the first hand account of what it was like being part of a highly trained, well equipped and motivated team of professional war fighters. Chris Kyle tells the story as a humble man would, with no extra dramatics. Here is a man who went to war based on his personal belief in God and the upbringing he received as a boy and young man from his family. I don't see this as primarily a book about our most lethal sniper. I see this as a book about a patriot who chose to serve his fellow countrymen and in so doing, happened to kill more enemy than any other sniper has had opportunity to kill. This story is as much about the other SEALs and Marines he served with as it is about Chris. As a US Marine myself, I appreciate knowing there were men like Chris on overwatch. The thoughts shared by his wife Taya are profound and insightful into the stresses of military marriage.

    16 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2012

    Unreadable

    Very little about combat missions or thought processes of a navy seal sniper. This book is basically a navy seal complaining about his bosses and telling stories of times he and his buddies did crazy stuff. I can hear that at my own job. Do not buy.

    15 out of 63 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 22, 2012

    Horrible

    This was worse than Marcus Luttell's book. Something I did not think possible. I can't believe I spent the money for it.

    15 out of 92 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 9, 2012

    A must read for any true Patriot.

    This book is not only about Chris Kyle and his career in the Military, but it also give you a glimpse of what life is like at home for the wives and husbands left behind.

    15 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2012

    Crap Shot!

    Poorly written - sophomoric & self indulgent.

    14 out of 59 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 22, 2012

    What a pity that such an interesting story was so poorly written

    What a pity that such an interesting story was so poorly written and with so much faux humility. This guy loves being a "bad ass" and it shows. Fine, but don't pretend humility! Having served two tours in Vietnam, I know your type well. Why didn't you tell your story to a real war story author and let your account of things be presented in a professional manner, worthy of our military and the brave men in it.

    12 out of 33 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    Straight from a SEAL this narrative has a hardcore tone and "legit" experiences. If Lone Survivor appealed to you then this book will definitely mean something to you!

    The story is a military original and allows one to get a peek at what the mindset of a warrior must be. The overall book is an A+. Certain aspects could be elaborated on, but it doesnt affect the meaning and power what the author is trying to get across. ---

    11 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2012

    Pass on it!

    I am a fan of good military non-fiction but this is, unfortunately, a poorly written book. Also, it dispels the noble warrior image and shows someone who merely likes killing "savages" and staying in the military long past when he needs to dispute the demands of a family at home. If it weren't for the money going to a good cause I would have seen if I could return this book after the first few chapters. I didn't even finish, I think I had a couple chapters to go but couldn't justify wasting my time on this book when there are much better books out there.

    10 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2012

    OK book

    I enjoy reading sniper and special operations books and I realize that the authors aren't writers they're warriors but I expected more from the this book. This guy is one tough man and I respect what he did for his country but he could have gone into more detail about training and missions. Maybe he went into all the detail that he was allowed, who knows. The book is worth reading and I will read it again. Just my two cents.

    9 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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