Snipers: Profiles of the World's Deadliest Killers

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From the French sniper who shot Admiral Nelson at Trafalgar to the devastating assassination of John F. Kennedy, snipers have played a crucial—and shadowy—role in history. Now, two defense experts shed light on the mystery surrounding these deadly gunmen, whether they be lone agents or members of strategic military forces. Packed with facts and details, Snipers paints a vivid picture of the men behind the crosshairs—both good and evil—their motives, their psychology, their times, the weapons they ...

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Overview

From the French sniper who shot Admiral Nelson at Trafalgar to the devastating assassination of John F. Kennedy, snipers have played a crucial—and shadowy—role in history. Now, two defense experts shed light on the mystery surrounding these deadly gunmen, whether they be lone agents or members of strategic military forces. Packed with facts and details, Snipers paints a vivid picture of the men behind the crosshairs—both good and evil—their motives, their psychology, their times, the weapons they used, and the scenarios in which they were placed. With contributions from Frederick Forsyth (Day of the Jackal), David L. Robbins (War of the Rats), and Charles Morse (investigating officer of the Washington Sniper case), this is fascinating reading for military, history, and crime buffs.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844542932
  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 4/1/2007
  • Edition description: New
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents


Authors' Note     vii
Foreword: Death in Silence   Frederick Forsyth     xi
Acknowledgements     xv
Introduction     xix
What is a Sniper?     1
Saratoga - The Sharpshooter Emerges     15
The Death of Lord Nelson     35
Snipers of the Great War     47
All Quiet on the Western Front     55
Vasily Zaitsev - An Animal Instinct     61
Monte Cassino - The Allied Stalingrad     79
The Kennedy Kill     87
Sniper Research     99
The Washington Sniper?     105
Sniping in the Occupied Territories     117
A Conversation With a Sniper     131
Epilogue: The Media Machine     137
Sniper Rifles and Ammunition     143
Non-shooting Skills and Kit     169
Innovations in Sniper Rifles     175
The Killer in Shadows - The Art of a Sniper     185
The Mentality of a Sniper     187
Counter-sniper Tactics     191
Author Interview   David L Robbins     199
Choose Your Weapon     207
On the Way to Dixie - A Short Story     223
Afterword     247
Glossary of Firearms Terms     249
Further Reading     261
Photo Credits and Copyright     263
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