It received a wide release January 16, 2015. We can only hope that his story serves to shine a bright light on the issues surrounding combat veterans and that we are all much more conscious of the many sacrifices of the brave that serve us. I hope I have the pleasure of buying the author an adult beverage one day, thank you for our service! To all those who thought or think this is American propaganda, then you either did not read the book, or your mind was made up before you started or you have not read any other memoirs from any other conflicts in the world. He is the author of American Gun: A History of the U. This book is real and in your face. He really seems to have put it all out on the table. He was shot in both the helmet and back; he witnessed the death of his two closest friends.
And he does this by killing the enemy. Otherwise, pages clean and tight in binding. Abstract: The 1 New York Times bestselling memoir of U. She does not hold back how much she despises the military but also understands that her husband is bound and determined to keep the bad guys from coming to the states and making sure he does everything in his ability to make that happen. When you read it, you'll have a whole new respect for men and women in the service, as well as new respect for the United States of America.
I really admire the service personnel who have to do the dirty job. I highly recommend his wife's book, American Wife, to get the full picture. Protecting their fellow soldiers is front and foremost. Navy Seal Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. Excellent perspective from one who served.
It is a good read, but I didn't find it overly engaging. The E-mail message field is required. Where does 'Sniping' stand when compared with say - cluster bombing, setting of land mines or off shore naval bombardment. Navy Seal Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. September 2001 wurde er im Kampf gegen den Terror an die Front geschickt und fand seine Berufung als Scharfschütze.
The Navy revised it to one Silver Star and four Bronze Stars with valor. This is the insight of a man who was on the ground and answered the call of his country and performed to exemplary levels of honor, bravery and comradeship. From 1999 to 2009, U. It was refreshing in its honesty, somewhat in contrast to a world bound to political correctness. His wife Taya had her own battles to fight. The fact that they are recounting conversations that took place makes them unavoidable, but is my only concern of this book.
Responsibility: Chris Kyle, with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice. Neither was the criticism of the alleged Jesse Ventura episode, where Kyle supposedly punched the former governor in the face. I did enjoy the telling of the missions and engagements and the hardware used to carry out their jobs. Military History is an by , written with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice. Kyle talks honestly about the pain of war—of twice being shot and experiencing the tragic deaths of two close friends. Plain and simple, waris about killing people to win. Would recommend this book I guess that the majority of people who go to war do so with the expectation that they will be trained, and expected, to kill the enemy.
This approach results in somewhat confronting passages at times, as he speaks from the heart on how he experienced the war zones and his role in them. American Sniper also honors Kyles fellow warriors, who raised hell on and off the battlefield. Publication date January 2, 2012 Media type Pages 400 American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U. Hart und ehrlich spricht Kyle über die Schattenseiten des Krieges und das brutale Handwerk des Tötens. Evil is out there, it pulls at the fabric of our country, and if we are not careful, it will devour us.
This is a very complete view into the challenges this type of commitment ultimately entails for the individuals as well as their families. Genres: I read books like this for one reason; perspective. This is a good book which presents a very interesting story. Chris Kyle is indeed a legend. The 1 New York Times bestselling memoir of U. The stories are well told and exciting but not in an over-the-top way. Kyle was certainly a brave man and believed strongly in what he was doing.
I'm not sure why this man is supposed to be a legend in American history - perhaps Americans are impressed by the number of kills or the amount of medal one rakes in during a war. Following four combat tours in Iraq, he became chief instructor for training Naval Special Warfare sniper teams. Anyway, this book is a good read, and, in my opinion, a better depiction of Kyle than the Eastwood movie version. A native Texan, Kyle is survived by his wife, Taya, and their two children. I've never been to war or served my country in that regard. Of course, it's crucial that they must be able to depend on the fellow next to them in active warfare but I kept wondering when the true, authentic Chris would emerge.
American Sniper is a compelling read. Now I have to see the movie. I am honestly wondering what the fuss is about regarding this book. Without her contribution it would have been easy to view this story with a neat and clean arc of enthusiasm and excitement to action to a slightly rough but ultimately successful re-entry to civilian life. From 1999 to 2009, U. Seldom do I condemn other reviewers in their stance, but this is the rare exception.