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The Resource American sniper : the autobiography of the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history, Chris Kyle, with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice

American sniper : the autobiography of the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history, Chris Kyle, with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice

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American sniper : the autobiography of the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history
Title
American sniper
Title remainder
the autobiography of the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history
Statement of responsibility
Chris Kyle, with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. 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 greatest 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 Kyle's fellow warriors, who raised hell on and off the battlefield. And in moving first-person accounts throughout, Kyle's 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 service and sacrifice that only one man could tell."--Dust jacket flap
Summary
A member of Navy SEAL Team 3 describes his life as a father and husband, and as the serviceman with the most confirmed sniper kills in the history of the United States military while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan
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Writing style
Award
Iowa High School Book Award, 2017.
Biography type
autobiography
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10024490
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 956.7044342
  • 920
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
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830
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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the autobiography of the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history
Label
American sniper : the autobiography of the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history, Chris Kyle, with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Some copies are the 2013 memorial edition, which includes a tribute to the author
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
381 p.
Isbn
9780062290793
Isbn Type
(Memorial ed.)
Lccn
2011028211
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn733224029
  • 179401
Label
American sniper : the autobiography of the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history, Chris Kyle, with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice
Publication
Note
Some copies are the 2013 memorial edition, which includes a tribute to the author
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
381 p.
Isbn
9780062290793
Isbn Type
(Memorial ed.)
Lccn
2011028211
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn733224029
  • 179401

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