American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History

Author: Sherry Helms

“Experience the Hardship of Navy SEAL Commandos through the Words of Chris Kyle”

Navy Seals is one of the elite fighting forces of America, epitomizing great patriotism and self-sacrifice. But, the selection process and training period of this military unit is like exploitation in itself. Its training includes 132 hours of continuous operations known as Hell Week which percolates the committed ones from the interested ones. Chris Kyle, a former United States Navy SEAL, made it, and proved his efficiency in Iraq War.

With 160 officially confirmed sniper kills under his belt, Chris Kyle joins the ranks of other great American snipers such as Carlos Hathcock with 93 confirmed kills during the Vietnam War, and whose story of sniper exploits can be read in books like Marine Sniper: 93 Confirmed Kills and Silent Warrior: The Marine Sniper’s Story Vietnam Continues – written by Charles Henderson.

In his American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History, Chris Kyle shares what he have had experienced during his stint of SEAL commando including his exploits while serving in Iraq war. Setting off the anecdotes of various missions, the Iraq war veteran avoids irony as well as pushing of any political agenda or emotional stuff in the content.

The book is simply written which emotions come naturally through. The  deadliest marksman, Kyle has euphemized the names of his comrades in order to protect their identities. Besides, this book might be little disappointing to those who seek overt details about selection procedure and working criteria of SEAL Commandos as the writer says quite a little about the same. Author has been very careful that none of the facts from his book would violate operational security as the training approach of our elite forces should not be available to the enemies in printed form.

The most informative stuff readers will find in this book is the dichotomy that proves one a deadliest fighter. Besides describing his major kills as a sniper as well as the major firefights his platoon had had, Kyle also takes us deeper into his stint of Iraq war.

Readers will find the book a quick read as the former Lethal Sniper recollects his experiences with commentary. Further, the inclusion of occasional viewpoints expressed by Kyle’s wife, Taya, makes the content more compelling. Taya offers her accounts at various points and makes the tension, percolated into their married life from Kyle’s back-to-back deployment, more believable.

Over and above, the America Sniper enables its readers to gauge the dilemmas a Navy SEAL Commando has to confront both in professional and personal life. This is a remarkable autobiography of a truly remarkable American hero, Chris Kyle, written hand in gloves with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice.

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