American Sniper

Author: Chris Kyle
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006208237X
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The #1 New York Times bestselling memoir of U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle, and the source for Clint Eastwood’s blockbuster movie which was nominated for six academy awards, including best picture. From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. His fellow American warriors, whom he protected with deadly precision from rooftops and stealth positions during the Iraq War, called him “The Legend”; meanwhile, the enemy feared him so much they named him al-Shaitan (“the devil”) and placed a bounty on his head. Kyle, who was tragically killed in 2013, writes honestly about the pain of war—including the deaths of two close SEAL teammates—and in moving first-person passages throughout, his wife, Taya, speaks openly about the strains of war on their family, as well as on Chris. Gripping and unforgettable, Kyle’s masterful account of his extraordinary battlefield experiences ranks as one of the great war memoirs of all time.

American Sniper By Chris Kyle A 20 Minute Summary

Author: Instaread Summaries
Publisher: Instaread Summaries
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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary of the book and NOT the original book. American Sniper by Chris Kyle - A 20-minute Summary Inside this Instaread Summary: • Overview of the entire book • Introduction to the important people in the book • Summary and analysis of all the chapters in the book • Key Takeaways of the book • A Reader's Perspective Preview of this summary:Chapter 1 Kyle grew up in central Texas. He loved to hunt and ride horses and would have been a cowboy if he had not become a member of the Navy Sea, Air, Land Teams (SEAL). He had a lot of fun hunting with his mom, dad, and brother as a child. His dad and brother were his best friends growing up. Kyle learned true patience by learning to break a horse. He got involved in rodeo competitions to quench his thirst for being a cowboy. In 1992, he graduated and went to Tarleton State University with aspirations to join the military afterward. An accident in his freshman year ended his rodeo career when he had to have pins put in his wrist. He became a ranch hand for a man named David Landrum while he was still a student. Landrum’s strict expectations made Kyle want to prove himself. Kyle believes this prepared him to become a Navy SEAL. Kyle decided to quit school and join the military. He learned about the SEALs and wanted to become one. He investigated the opportunity further and learned that there was no guarantee he would become a SEAL if he joined the Navy. He would need to earn the privilege. Kyle went through the application process, but the Navy disqualified him because of the pins in his wrist. He felt his military career had ended before it began. He went back to work for Landrum and hoped to become a rancher. Shortly afterward, a recruiter called and asked if he was still interested in becoming a SEAL.

Chris Kyle Biography The Deadliest American Sniper In The Us History

Author: Chris Dicker
Publisher: Chris Dicker
ISBN:
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What does it take to be a good father at home and a good sniper killer abroad? Was Chris Kyle an American hero or a stone cold killer? He was known as the most lethal American Sniper in the US Military History, because he have killed more than 150 people caused threat to the US soldiers in the Iraq war. There was a bounty reward from $20,000 to $80,000 for his head in Iraq, as every sniper kill was associated with him, whether that was true or not. Many Iraq mercenaries wanted his head. Many speculate that Chris Kyle was a cold killer, because he was very good at it, from killing women with toddlers to military aged men. It was documented that all the Kyle's kills were terrorists or people who posed a threat to the US marines in Iraq. Otherwise he would have been prosecuted and in jail. For others, Chris Kyle was a true American hero, protecting the American values and way of life, inspiring many of the US soldiers in service for years to come. Most of the people in the United States are very soft and live in a dream world. They have no idea of what's going on at the other side of the world, the harsh environment Iraqis have been doing to themselves. Chris Kyle knew that distinction very well as he was serving in Iraq for four deployments. When you read this book, you'll know exactly who Chris Kyle was, what he believed in, what he stood for. You'll also learn Chis Kyle's relationship with his wife Taya Kyle as she struggled while he was serving his country in Iraq. All the drama, conflicts and family issues will be revealed. This book is about Chris Kyle's legacy! Grab your copy now!

Imperial Benevolence

Author: Scott Laderman
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520971027
Size: 43.68 MB
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This is a necessary and urgent read for anyone concerned about the United States' endless wars. Investigating multiple genres of popular culture alongside contemporary U.S. foreign policy and political economy, Imperial Benevolence shows that American popular culture continuously suppresses awareness of U.S. imperialism while assuming American exceptionalism and innocence. This is despite the fact that it is rarely a product of the state. Expertly coordinated essays by prominent historians and media scholars address the ways that movies and television series such as Zero Dark Thirty, The Avengers, and even The Walking Dead, as well as video games such as Call of Duty: Black Ops, have largely presented the United States as a global force for good. Popular culture, with few exceptions, has depicted the U.S. as a reluctant hegemon fiercely defending human rights and protecting or expanding democracy from the barbarians determined to destroy it.

Modern American Snipers

Author: Chris Martin
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466876239
Size: 38.46 MB
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Most people think of snipers as shooters perched in urban hides, dealing out death unseen from a considerable distance. But this description barely scratches the surface. Special operations snipers are men with stacked skill sets who have the ability to turn the tide of battles, even when they aren't pulling the trigger. Snipers have played an outsized role in the War on Terror that has earned them the Medal of Honor, Navy Cross, and countless other honors. These are the most experienced warriors on the battlefield, oftentimes the units' best assaulters with years of door-kicking under their belt. These are the men who run ops in small teams across borders, or dress like locals and pull off high-risk vehicle reconnaissance and singleton missions in non-permissive environments. MODERN AMERICAN SNIPERS tells the inside story of some of the most heroic patriots in recent American history by the friends and colleagues who knew them best, including: * The Legend – Chris Kyle, SEAL Team 3 Chief and the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history * The Reaper – Nick Irving, the first African American to serve as a sniper in the 3rd Ranger Battalion, and its deadliest, with 33 confirmed kills * Robert Horrigan, Delta sniper who played a critical role in Operation Anaconda * Don Hollenbaugh, Delta Operator who earned the Distinguished Service Cross while embedded with a Marine platoon in the First Battle of Fallujah * And many more

American Snipers

Author: K.A. Harrison
Publisher: K.A. Harrison
ISBN:
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America has for a long time produced outstanding sharpshooters like Chuck Mawhinney and Adelbert Waldron, but the most memorable and deadliest are Chris Kyle and Carlos Hathcock. This is their story.

The Enemy Within

Author: Laura Beil
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1623364159
Size: 67.32 MB
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Journalist Laura Beil recounts the tragic inside story of Eddie Routh, the Iraq war veteran and PTSD patient charged with killing American Sniper author and legendary Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and another man at a remote shooting range in Texas in 2013. Kyle was considered the most lethal sniper in American military history, a reputation that earned him the name "the Devil of Ramadi" during his tours of duty in Iraq. His story became a New York Times bestselling autobiography. Following his military career, Kyle attempted to give back by counseling troubled veterans. This goal brought Kyle, his friend Chad Littlefield, and Routh together with firearms in early February 2013, when tragedy struck. In exclusive interviews with the Routh family and others conducted prior to a Texas judge's gag order issued in July 2013, Beil pieces together Routh's history of mental illness as he moved through a Veterans Health Administration system struggling to meet demand for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder care, brought on in part by a decade of war. The Enemy Within is a reexamination of a hero's tragic death and the life of a troubled young marine.