A fantastic book written by SEAL Chief Chris Scott Kyle, American Sniper is
a book that you will not be able to put down. You will read it cover
to cover without wanting a break. It is an amazing autobiography by
Chris Kyle, who is the
current highest kill rate sniper in U.S. military history. Chris Kyle had more than
150 officially confirmed kills (the previous American record was
This book is a New York Times bestseller which tells of Chris Kyles 10 years as a Navy SEAL including his multiple combat tours in Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom) and elsewhere. After September 11, 2001 he was thrown into battle to which he excelled.
Kyle tells of his early years growing up in Texas and learning an appreciation for guns and of course Texas rodeos. His no fear attitude towards life gained him a hard man reputation in civilian life as well as military life. He writes about the tough BUDS and SEAL courses and how life in the SEALS takes it toll on relationships and marriages. He also talks in depth about losing SEAL brothers and how difficult that can be.
This is also confirmed in the book with excerpts from Taya Kyle (Chris Kyles wife) and how she dealt with being married to a SEAL. It is surely one of the best Special Ops books ever written by an American legend.
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American Gun is the perfect follow up from his first book which will keep readers captivated with his military knowledge and experience relating to these American weapons. Lets not forget Kyles dry sense of humour which will also keep you entertained.
American Gun goes into depth about 10 of Americas most famous
weapons, from the Kentucky long rifle to the
M-16 and how they helped shaped history.
Unfortunately Chris Kyle was not able to finish the book as he was murdered by a PTSD-afflicted veteran he was trying to help.
Growing up in Texas and then his 10 years experiences with war, Chris Kyle believed that “more than any other nation in history, the United States has been shaped by the gun.” He suggests that America over the years since American Revolution, has had a massive impact on the progress of the gun with technological advances not seen in any other country. He talks about each firearm’s development addressing the fact of how often bureaucracy stood in the way of technologies that aided soldiers. Because of his vast combat experience, Chris Kyle explains how these types of firearms worked in complex combat scenarios and his dry sense of humour (nurtured throughout the time with the SEALS) compliments the many strange ironies of American firearms’ history.
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