The Life and Legend of Chris Kyle: American Sniper, Navy SEAL [NOOK Book]

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

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Overview

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]
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Editorial Reviews

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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.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316278232
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Publication date: 4/23/2013
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 31,102
  • 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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  • Posted May 24, 2013

    Highly Recommended - you must check it out!! A must read

    Highly Recommended - you must check it out!!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2013

    Highly recommended

    Worth the read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2013

    An amazing story and even more amazing man!!!!

    Great book

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2013

    Kyle to kieper

    Go bck to the frst book

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2014

    Cheap rehash

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2014

    Izzy

    "Thats the wrong Kyle."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2014

    Diana

    Here.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2014

    *laya's bio*

    Name: layla Smith
    Age;16
    Personality: sweet loving kind adventurous spot light person
    Dream job: Pagent star
    Hobbies: pagents dance gymnastics any thing fun or athletic
    Appearence: sparkly blue eyes, golden blond hair tan beautiful white smile skinny curves 5'6 both ears pierced always smiling ;)
    Clothing: usually skinny jeans booty shorts tights or cropped
    tops
    Shoes: usually boots or heals and low cut converses
    Um im single but i have to find the right guy
    Lives in :atl georgia
    What I look for in a guy: honest loyal sweet and loving and someone whos there for me
    Any thing else ask :)

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2014

    Jasmin

    Anyone on

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2013

    Kyle

    You here?

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted January 27, 2014

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    Posted October 19, 2013

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