American Sniper by Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen & Jim DeFelice

American Sniper

By Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen & Jim DeFelice

  • Publication Date: 2012-01-03
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 4,915 Ratings)

Book Summary


He is the deadliest American sniper ever, called “the devil” by the enemies he hunted and “the legend” by his Navy SEAL brothers . . .

From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. The Pentagon has officially confirmed more than 150 of Kyles kills (the previous American record was 109), but it has declined to verify the astonishing total number for this book. Iraqi insurgents feared Kyle so much they named him al-Shaitan ("the devil") and placed a bounty on his head. 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 great 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 Kyles fellow warriors, who raised hell on and off the battlefield. And in moving first-person accounts throughout, Kyles 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 war that only one man could tell.

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Latest Reviews

  • Very inspiring story

    By cflad
    He’s a true patriot and a great example
  • This book is awesome

    By iMac 2015
    Probably one of the best books I have ever read. You should only purchase this book though if you like the war type action thriller books. It was well written and a great book over all! It is a must read and definitely worth paying for.
  • Incredibly amazing story

    By Mills5555
    What a great story. “You cant make this stuff up”, as my Dad would say. Thank you Chris, and the men and women who fight for our freedom everyday. Thank you Taya for helping share this story through a book, and a movie.
  • Bad

    By Fhvzgvdgv
    Horrible book
  • Amazing book

    By Marine Fiancé
    This book is amazing and everyone should read it in order to gain only a piece of what this amazing man went through to provide us with freedom!!!
  • A True American Hero

    By blincoln342
    This book was a first hand account of what American patriot and hero Chris Kyle witnessed serving our country as a Navy SEAL. His actions and stories should be required reading for all true Americans.
  • Amazing

    By Jhockey93
    This is the type of book you can't put down. I dreaded sleeping because all I wanted to do was read this book.
  • Wow

    By Hzcksknx
    Best book and movie I have ever read and watched it is a amazing story!
  • American sniper

    By Magana09
    I really loved this book, everyone should read it.
  • NO SUBTITLES!!??????

    By greeny05
    It would be a GREAT movie to watch if it had SPANISH subtitles!!!!