One Shot One Kill

One Shot One Kill

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by Charles W. Sasser, Craig Roberts
     
 

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They are the lone wolves of the battlefield. Tracking the enemy, lying in wait for the target to appear—then they shoot to kill. Armed with an unerring eye, infinite patience and a mastery of camouflage, combat snipers stalk the enemy with only one goal...

In World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and Beirut, American snipers honed the art of delivering a single

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They are the lone wolves of the battlefield. Tracking the enemy, lying in wait for the target to appear—then they shoot to kill. Armed with an unerring eye, infinite patience and a mastery of camouflage, combat snipers stalk the enemy with only one goal...

In World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and Beirut, American snipers honed the art of delivering a single deadly shot from nowhere—and devastating enemy morale. They met the enemy on his own turf, picking off officers, unwary soldiers, and even other snipers from extraordinary distances of up to 1 ½ miles. Now, these uncommon men tell their stories: of the emotions felt when a man's face came into their crosshairs and they pulled the trigger, of the nerve-wracking hours and days of waiting, motionless, for the enemy, of the primal savagery of a sniper duel.

Often trained haphazardly in wartime, and forgotten in times of peace, combat snipers were officially recognized after the Vietnam War, when the Marine Corps became the first military branch to start a full-time sniper school. One Shot-One Kill is their powerful record of desperate trials and proud victories.

A main selecton of the Military Book Club!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780671682194
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Publication date:
04/28/1990
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
244,005
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Charles W. Sasser has been a full-time freelance writer, journalist, and photographer since 1979. He is a veteran of both the U.S. Navy (journalist) and U.S. Army (Special Forces, the Green Berets), a combat veteran and former combat correspondent wounded in action. He also served fourteen years as a police officer (in Miami, Florida, and in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he was a homicide detective). He is author, co-author or contributing author of more than 30 books and novels, including One Shot-One Kill and Hill 488, both available from Pocket Books. Sasser now lives on a ranch in Chouteau, Oklahoma, with his wife Donna.

Craig Roberts retired from the armed forces in 1999 with 30 years total service. He was awarded ten decorations for his Marine Corps service in Vietnam, where he served as a Marine sniper. He was also a career police officer with the Tulsa, Oklahoma, police department. An internationally published writer, he is the author of Combat Medic-Vietnam and Police Sniper, as well as the co-author of One Shot-One Kill, and The Walking Dead.

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One Shot One Kill 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 55 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best military novel pertaining to snipers I have possibly ever read PERIOD!!! The way it's written the words used the stories told it makes you feel as if your there in battle with them. Okay so some parts are rather slow and repeat a lot but it's a minor nitpick. One of my favorite stories is of Carlos Hathcock in Vietnam with his spotter and most famous shot in history. Carlos and his spotter go after an enemy sniper in the foot hills and jungles of Vietnam and as they're crawling along at one point as he crawls up to a hill he catches a glint of the scope from the enemy and fires his spotter says "Holy Hell Carlos Ya Gottem Straight Through The Damn Scope!!" best thing I've ever read. My least favorite part is a story in world war two is when they're (a group of allied American soldiers) are in thick brush not much action not much killing but it is a very good story of a man and the weapon he uses in combat. The authors use very good imagery symbolism and personification. Imagery in one scene from the book a Sioux sniper is hunting Nazis and he shoots him and he flails about for about ten seconds and he says" He flayed around like a deer after you done shotem in the neck." He also uses imagery by saying that a thicket of brush in Germany as a thicket of unbrushed cat hair." And personification by at one point saying that the scope becomes like a person after you pull the trigger. All in all minor slow parts heavy shoot outs great information a well rounded story full of little bits of unknown glory and loss. Tragic fights and hard to swallow tales this is the book to read if you ever want to test the waters in military novels.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good review of a lot of snipers. Some I have read about and some I had never Heard of.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is this rp still goin?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Shot the sniper and hit the glass and it than shattered
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*Arrives in a lamborghini* you guys might be mysterious s but havent got the kills to have the skills
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Looks around
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I want you to kill or kidnap aiisha at oliver twist result one. Put her in pain.
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Listen up dirtbags you all work for me now. Any arguments and youll get a beating
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Looks up
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Yeppers
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What? Shes...not a awful person. I know her. Shes one of the sweetest people I know.
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Can i join?
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A faint sound rustles in the distance, just too soft for normal human ears. Anything higher-sensititviy could hear it, though.
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Oh god, Zach's here.
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I can't post there I've tried
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*smirks at ace* yeah i think not...
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Arguing...... arguing....... arguing -_-
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