Scott McEwen is a trial lawyer in San Diego, California. An Eagle Scout, he grew up hunting with long-range rifles in Oregon.
: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History
"Chris has done and seen things that will be talked about for generations to come, not only by the American military, but by those who stood against us in battle."-Marcus Luttrell, (USN Ret.), bestselling author of Lone Survivor
Gripping, eye-opening, and powerful, American Sniper is the astonishing autobiography of SEAL Chief Chris Kyle, whose record 255 confirmed kills make him the most deadly sniper in U.S. military history. Kyle shares the true story of his extraordinary decade-long career, including his multiple combat tours in Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom) and elsewhere from 1999-2009. Kyle's riveting first-person account of how he went from Texas rodeo cowboy to expert marksman and feared assassin offers a fascinating view of modern-day warfare and one of the most in-depth and illuminating looks into the secret world of Special Ops ever written.
This book is a must read for anyone who wants to find out what we are up against in the Mideast. Chris Kyle is a true American hero whose exploits are recounted in a down to earth and self-deprecating way. His courage, conditioning, toughness, fortitude and coolness under fire are absolutely humbling. An incredible story, not to be missed. Our nation owes a debt of gratitude to Chris Kyle and all of the amazing men he served with in the elite group of warriors known as the U.S. Navy SEAL's. They know freedom isn't free and have chosen to put their lives at risk to defend it for the rest of us.
This is an easy read of the most fascinating story that I even read. Chris is a real-life super hero and his stories will be told again and again forever.
I am not a big reader, but I could not put this book down and finished it is almost one sitting.
This is a must read.
An engrossing insider's account of how the battles for the towns and villages of Iraq that we've all read about were fought. Despite the serious nature of its subject, the book is filled with humor and pathos with descriptions of Chris Kyle's feelings for his fellow warriors who he is assigned to protect from ambush in the Iraqui streets. Comments of his wife Taya vividly illustrate the sacrifices our military has made, not only in terms of the dangers they face, but the repeated separations from family and loved ones. Highly recommended.
I think his gun jammed somewhere along the way. Sort of a good read into the everyday goings on in Iraq in combat, other than that, Mr. Kyle could be more humble...yeah I am sure he kept a count, people like him do.
...and it shows. But with that in mind, it's a pretty insightful book. He not only talks about what he did in the Middle East, but also how his job affected his marriage and his relationship with his kids. Even his wife spoke (wrote) her mind from time to time. While her input is at odd moments and rarely matches what Chris Kyle is talking about at the same time, it's still welcome to see her side of a story.
The writing itself is pretty hacked. Short sentences and short paragraphs. Towards the end of the book, more and more Navy/Military terms are used and - even as a vet myself - it started getting difficult to remember what acronym meant what. But again - it's not Mr. Kyle's job to write and he did an amazing job getting his story across.
As a citizen of the United States, I often wonder what war is really like. We watch the movies and hear the rumors, but what is really going on? Chris Kyle takes us on a journey through his personal life as a Navy SEAL, a husband, a father, and a hero. This book is real and in your face. When you read it, you'll have a whole new respect for men and women in the service, as well as new respect for the United States of America.
Let me start with a warning, the language is very harsh at times, and F bombs are in abundance. The fact that they are recounting conversations that took place makes them unavoidable, but is my only concern of this book. Truly a remarkable read, unlike anything I have had the pleasure to spend time on. Powerful visualization and straight talk is a hallmark of this book. I can't recommend this book to you teens, because of the language, but I pu it in the must read for every other person I know. I hope I have the pleasure of buying the author an adult beverage one day, thank you for our service!Wayland. Age 50
Fantastic.... Everyone in this country should read this book and understand what our troops do for us each day. I also learned a lot I did not know about the war in iraq and a lot about day to day operations of our military. Worth much more than 12.99! Thank you for your service chief!
"American Sniper is the inside story of what it's like to be in war. A brave warrior and patriot, Chris Kyle writes frankly about the missions, personal challenges, and hard choices that are part of daily life of an elite SEAL Sniper. It's a classic!"
"In the community of elite warriors, one man has risen above our ranks and distinguished himself as unique. Chris Kyle is that man. A master sniper, Chris has done and seen things that will be talked about for generations to come."
"The raw and unforgettable narrative of the making of our country's record-holding sniper, Chris Kyle's memoir is a powerful book, both in terms of combat action and human drama. Chief Kyle is a true American warrior down to the bone, the Carlos Hathcock of a new generation."