Large print edition ; Memorial edition.
xi, 614 pages (large print) : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
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Prologue: Evil in the crosshairs -- Bustin' broncs and other ways of having fun -- Jackhammered -- Takedowns -- Five minutes to live -- Sniper -- Dealing death -- Down in the shit -- Family conflicts -- The punishers -- The devil of Ramadi -- Man down -- Hard times -- Mortality -- Home and out -- Chris Kyle, in memoriam.
Gripping, eye-opening, and powerful, American Sniper is the astonishing autobiography of SEAL Chief Chris Kyle, who is the record-holding sniper in U.S. military history. Kyle has more than 150 officially confirmed kills (the previous American record was 109), though his remarkable career total has not been made public by the Pentagon. In this New York Times bestselling memoir, 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.
DeFelice, Jim, 1956-