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Sniper: American Single-Shot Warriors in Iraq and Afghanistan
     

Sniper: American Single-Shot Warriors in Iraq and Afghanistan

by Gina Cavallaro, Matt Larsen, Richard Cody (Foreword by)
 

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From Afghanistan's Hindu Kush peaks and sunbaked Helmand Valley to Baghdad, Mosul, and Ramadi in Iraq, American snipers have braved heart-pounding situations to hit their human targets dead-on. Few military feats stir the imagination like the image of the pair of riflemen waiting quietly in a building, a bomb crater, or a mountain pass for a Taliban or Al Qaeda

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From Afghanistan's Hindu Kush peaks and sunbaked Helmand Valley to Baghdad, Mosul, and Ramadi in Iraq, American snipers have braved heart-pounding situations to hit their human targets dead-on. Few military feats stir the imagination like the image of the pair of riflemen waiting quietly in a building, a bomb crater, or a mountain pass for a Taliban or Al Qaeda fighter to walk into their crosshairs.

Sniper presents real-life tales from the military's frontline snipers-their hits and their misses, the anguish of loss, and the anxiety of the first kill. Authors Gina Cavallaro and Matt Larsen provide riveting accounts of American soldiers and marines on the battlefield, and take a rare look at how Rangers and Special Forces snipers train and operate, and how the war on the terror has changed the role of military snipers.

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"The best-of-the-best snipers in action today discuss gunfights, long distance shots, stalking, and more. This is real, it is stirring, and yes, even horrifying." ---Shelf Life

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599218557
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2010
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
721,280
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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"The best-of-the-best snipers in action today discuss gunfights, long distance shots, stalking, and more. This is real, it is stirring, and yes, even horrifying." —-Shelf Life

Meet the Author

Gina Cavallaro, one of America's most experienced war correspondents, is a writer for the Army Times and the Marine Corps Times.

Matt Larsen is a former sniper for the U.S. Marine Corps and the Army Rangers and a longtime trainer in hand-to-hand combat and survival techniques.

Jo Anna Perrin is an accomplished actor who has appeared in film and television, as well as on stage in New York, Los Angeles, and regionally. The narrator of numerous audiobooks, Jo Anna has garnered critical praise from AudioFile magazine, Booklist, Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly.

Johnny Heller has earned multiple Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine, including one for Closing Time by Joe Queenan, and has earned two Audie Awards and many more nominations. Named one of the Top Fifty Narrators of the Twentieth Century by AudioFile, he has recorded over five hundred titles.

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