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He is the deadliest American sniper ever, called “the devil” by the enemies he hunted and “the legend” by his Navy SEAL brothers . . .

From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. The Pentagon has officially confirmed more than 150 of Kyles kills (the previous American record was 109), but it has declined to verify the astonishing total number for this book. Iraqi insurgents feared Kyle so much they named him al-Shaitan (“the devil”) and placed a bounty on his head. Kyle earned legendary status among his fellow SEALs, Marines, and U.S. Army soldiers, whom he protected with deadly accuracy from rooftops and stealth positions. Gripping and unforgettable, Kyle’s masterful account of his extraordinary battlefield experiences ranks as one of the great war memoirs of all time.

A native Texan who learned to shoot on childhood hunting trips with his father, Kyle was a champion saddle-bronc rider prior to joining the Navy. After 9/11, he was thrust onto the front lines of the War on Terror, and soon found his calling as a world-class sniper who performed best under fire. He recorded a personal-record 2,100-yard kill shot outside Baghdad; in Fallujah, Kyle braved heavy fire to rescue a group of Marines trapped on a street; in Ramadi, he stared down insurgents with his pistol in close combat. Kyle talks honestly about the pain of war-of twice being shot and experiencing the tragic deaths of two close friends.

American Sniper also honors Kyles fellow warriors, who raised hell on and off the battlefield. And in moving first-person accounts throughout, Kyles wife, Taya, speaks openly about the strains of war on their marriage and children, as well as on Chris.

Adrenaline-charged and deeply personal, American Sniper is a thrilling eyewitness account of war that only one man could tell.

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American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History
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Interesting insight of a sniper
July 27th, 2015
Chris Kyle's views might not appeal to everyone but this was a good read and an insight into one man's view (with inserts from his wife - the other side of the story!) of a war and the role of the SEALs and others who fought.
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True hero
July 19th, 2015
Absolute necessity for anyone to read. Gives an amazing in sight into what these true heros go through. Chris Kyle shows the stories of what himself and his fellow brothers in arms went through, and the sacrifices they made in honour of god, country, and family. From start to finish this book was riviting, thrilling, and his writing style made it easy to read without comprimising the weight of the words being expressed. Chris Kyle is a true hero; his actions have saved countless lives, and the writing of this book has changed the lives of every single peson who reads it. This world needs more men like Chris, and it is an absolute tradgedy that he was taken from this world, and away from his family. My thoughts and prayers go to his friends and family. I can only hope that one day i can be half the man the Chris Kyle was. Rest easy, you changed more lives than you can ever imagine, and for that I thank you.
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Amazing
July 15th, 2015
More detail than the film, what an amazing film! .........,.,.,.,,..,,,.,.,,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,,.,.,.,,.,.,.,,.,.,.,.,,.,.,.,.,,.,.,.,.,.,,.,.,.,.,.......,....,.,,,.,.,,,.,,.,,...........................
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Enjoyed it
July 11th, 2015
I bought this book after having watched most of the movie first. I honestly skimmed through parts that was more about the features of different guns and such.
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A very personal story
June 17th, 2015
As Kyle tells his story, you feel like you are just sitting with him having a conversation. Very easy read, very well told.
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American Sniper
June 15th, 2015
One of the best biographies that I ever read! I cried and I laughed and I could almost feel the emotions that Kyle felt during his time overseas! I would recommend this book to everyone I know
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American sniper
June 4th, 2015
Very interesting read. Poignant and relevant. To hear accounts of war from firsthand soldiers who were there battling for our freedoms and protection is humbling.
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American Sniper
May 15th, 2015
a no holds barred account of a patriot and his family. It was amazing to go on the journey, helping me understand a little what kind of commitment these soldiers and their families make
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American Sniper
April 6th, 2015
So we all learn that Americans like Kyle consider God, Country and Family (in that precise order) to be the motto a SEAL should live by. Non-Christians are savages who love to kill Americans and it is Kyle,s duty to eradicate as many as he can. The British special forces are of course, inferior because they 'don't speak proper English'. Not bad for a Texan whose vocabulary is limited to m---ther f---ker, son of a b--ch and dang. As an American once said , 'there's America and then there's the rest of the world'!
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Great read
March 27th, 2015
Nice first hand account, glad I read before the movie. Even if u had seen the movie, well worth the read. More in depth.
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American Sniper
March 18th, 2015
Great read with insights into the thought process of a sniper who knows what needs to be done to get the job done in a combat zone. Takes no prisoners and realises danger and death comes in any age or size
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American Sniper
March 14th, 2015
Fantastic read. MUCH better than the movie. What a tragedy that he lost his life in such a random way.
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A fantastic read,enthralling from start to finish
March 2nd, 2015
A fascinating insight into Chris Kyle's life.Very gritty action and interesting inserts from his wife too.
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American Sniper
February 25th, 2015
Thought this was a very good accounting of how someone in war tries to cope both with the demons on the battlefield, and the demons with you when you are not.
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American Sniper
February 14th, 2015
I really have liked reading this book and getting to know what a Seal had to go through during the time spent in Iraq and Afganistan. Some parts were a bit tedious to me, but I think it was because I don't particularly like war. Otherwise a good book.
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American Sniper
February 6th, 2015
Entertaining reading. Bravery and beyond. It really doesn't deserve finishing the review. It is purely escape reading.
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American Sniper
January 31st, 2015
What a great read! He sacrificed so much for so little. Can't wait to see the movie now. Thank you for your service.
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Great read!
January 25th, 2015
FANTSTC. Couldnt put it down, loved every page. Easy to read, very discriptive, surprisingly funny..
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American sniper
January 22nd, 2015
It was a good read. The action never stopped. It was fast and kept you wanting to never put the book down.
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American Sniper
January 20th, 2015
I found this book very interesting in that it let you see life thru a soldier's eyes as well as his wife's .
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