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The Life and Legend of Chris Kyle: American Sniper, Navy SEAL
     

The Life and Legend of Chris Kyle: American Sniper, Navy SEAL

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by Michael J. Mooney
 

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New York Times bestseller

The life story of Chris Kyle, the American Sniper

Journalist Michael J. Mooney reveals the life story of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, the American Sniper, from his Texas childhood up through his death in February 2013.

A brutal warrior but a gentle father and husband, Kyle led the

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New York Times bestseller

The life story of Chris Kyle, the American Sniper

Journalist Michael J. Mooney reveals the life story of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, the American Sniper, from his Texas childhood up through his death in February 2013.

A brutal warrior but a gentle father and husband, Kyle led the life of an American hero and legend. His heroism and reputation in the military service earned him the nickname "the devil" among insurgents and the nickname The Legend among his SEAL brethren, but his impact extended beyond that after he came home, through his work with fellow veterans.

Mooney also sheds light on the life of the suffering fellow veteran who killed Kyle and interviews those closest to the late SEAL. The Life and Legend of Chris Kyle is an honest portrayal of the life of a man whose memorial service brought thousands of people to Cowboys Stadium--the most celebrated war hero of our time.

[86 pages]

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Chris Kyle was a war hero, author of a memoir (American Sniper) and a history of the U.S. (American Gun), and a veteran dedicated to helping others like him cope with PTSD. The most lethal sniper in American military history, Kyle had survived multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, yet he would ultimately meet his end just miles away from his home and family in Texas. On February 2, 2013, the 38-year-old retired Navy SEAL and father of two was shot and killed by a troubled vet whom he had taken to a shooting range to let off some steam. This hastily penned e-book tells Kyle's story, but like his life, it's far too brief. There are few details of Kyle's military service, and only fleeting glimpses into his childhood and upbringing. Mooney, a staff writer for D Magazine, had been interviewing Kyle for a long-read magazine article, which might explain the book's brevity. But other than the scenes from Kyle's funeral (which include a heart-wrenching eulogy by his wife, Taya), there's little here that Kyle hadn't already addressed in his own memoir. And there remains the question of what will happen to the perpetrator. He is in custody, that much is known. This is the ending that needs to be written. But it hasn't happened yet. Agent: David Patterson, Foundry Literary + Media. (Apr.)
From the Publisher
"An honest portrayal of a man whose memorial service brought thousands of people to Cowboys Stadium-the most celebrated war hero of our time."—The Blaze"

The Life and Legend of Chris Kyle tells Kyle's story.... This is the ending that needed to be written."—Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316278232
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
04/23/2013
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
74,512
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Michael J. Mooney is a staff writer at D Magazine. He also writes for GQ, Outside, and Grantland. He is a graduate of the Mayborn School of Journalism, and is on the advisory committee of the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference. His stories have appeared in The Best American Crime Reporting and multiple editions of The Best American Sports Writing. He lives in Dallas with his fiancee, Tara, and their retired racing greyhound.

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The Life and Legend of Chris Kyle: American Sniper, Navy SEAL 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
daisea More than 1 year ago
Highly Recommended - you must check it out!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Waste of even the couple bucks it cost. 88 pages of rehashed stories that you can get first hand from Kyle's autobiography. Unoriginal "abridged style" biography. Overly easy read..nothijng new. If you are too lazy to read Kyle's 300 pager this is for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Worth the read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A nicely written synopsis of the life of Navy Seal Chris Kyle. This book gives insight to the life of a man dedicated to his family, and his country. What a wonderful legacy he left behind for others to learn about.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this view of the best sniper the US has ever produced.
Sandragon More than 1 year ago
Mooney writes an excellent account of Chris Kyle's life. With enough drama and light hearted information, this book is a pleasure to read. It makes you really appreciate what our service men and women go through for our country.
Nick_S 5 months ago
American sniper was a great book in my opinion but lacked excitement at times. In his writing sometimes it was hard to understand what he was talking about with all the military terms. He didn't really care for what he said, not saying its a bad thing because most soldiers cursed and still do. It took me a few weeks to read the book pacing myself to clearly understand his stories. My favorite part was probably when he talked about his wartime experiences because you could see how brutal it got. My brother is in the army and he tells me stories about what goes on near Iraq. That was probably the reason I got this book to begin with because I can relate to what Chris went through . Overall a fantastic book and I encourage people interested in war to get this book. R.I.P Chris Kyle
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Everything a American should be.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
it helped me to see the Iraq people and how they live and what they believe
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Don't any further read this book if you want to know the real truth
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rETIREDTEACHERTG More than 1 year ago
Typical military profanity-too much for my taste. The stories of his life are alternating riveting, inspirational and sad. The other "hero" is his wife who was able to stand living that kind of life because she loved him so much! Stateside USA will never fully understand the sacrifice our soldiers make every day because they love freedom. This book gives us a little glimpse into a world that only a soldier can understand.
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Chris Kyle was an amazing sniper, potentially even better then Gunnery Seargent Carlos Hathcock who had 93 confirmed kills in Vietnam.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Go bck to the frst book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This murderer deserves nothing. I guess Karma caught up with him.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Here.
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Anyone on