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

Kyle, Chris, 1974-2013 (author.). McEwen, Scott (author.). DeFelice, Jim, 1956- (author.).
  • ISBN: 9780062290793 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 0062290797 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 0062082361
  • ISBN: 9780062082367
  • Physical Description: viii, 464 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
  • Edition: Memorial edition, First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2013]

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George H. and Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library B KYLE 34510011189576 New Books Available -

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Formatted Contents Note:
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- Introduction/ Tara Kyle and Jim DeFelice -- Wayne and Deby Kyle, Chris's mom and dad -- Tara Kyle -- Jeff Kyle, Chris's brother -- Andrew Alexander, friend -- Bo Pharr, friend -- "W", writing on behalf of "the Teams" -- Bryan Rury, lifelong friend -- Marcus Luttrell, fellow SEAL, friend -- Ashely Purvis Smith, family friend -- Al Hemmle, principal, Midlothian High School -- Glenn Beck, talk-show host -- Jeff Burge, Dallas Police Department, friend -- Dr. Karen Hanten, pediatrician, friend -- Kelly Job, wife of Chris's SEAL teammate Ryan Job -- "Dauber", fellow SEAL, friend -- Kim and Kent Studebaker, Chris's parents-in-law -- Anonymous, active-duty SEAL, friend -- Larry Toon, chairman of Elizabeth Toon Charities -- Leanne Littlefield, friend -- Marc Meyers, businessman, ranch owner, friend -- Mathew Bullinger, fellow Little League coach, friend -- Omar Avila, wound warrior, friend -- Randy Cupp, businessman, friend -- Rich Emberlin, Dallas Police Department, friend -- Sarah and Ellyse Dyer, friends -- Scott Brown, Musician, Marine, friend -- Sergeant Vince Lee, Dallas Police Department, friend -- Jim DeFelice, coauthor of American Sniper.
Summary, etc.:
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 saddlebronic 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, a experiencing the tragic deaths of two close friends. American Sniper also honors Kyle's fellow warriors, who raised hell on o and off the battlefield. And in 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.
Subject: Kyle, Chris, 1974-2013.
United States. Navy. SEALs > Biography.
Iraq War, 2003-2011 > Personal narratives, American
Snipers > United States > Biography.

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