A celebration of the remarkable life and legacy of fallen
American hero Chris Kyle
This commemorative memorial edition of Kyle''s bestselling
memoir features the full text of American Sniper, plus
more than eighty pages of remembrances by those whose lives he
touched personally-including his wife, Taya; his parents, brother,
and children; Marcus Luttrell and other fellow Navy SEALs; veterans
and wounded warriors; lifelong friends; and many others.
He was the top American sniper of all time, called "the legend"
by his Navy SEAL brothers, and a hero by those he served on the
home front . . .
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 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 Kyle''s fellow warriors,
who raised hell on and off the battlefield. And in moving
first-person accounts throughout, Kyle''s wife, Taya, speaks openly
about the strains of war on their marriage and children, as well as
Adrenaline-charged and deeply personal, American Sniper
is a thrilling eyewitness account of service and sacrifice that
only one man could tell.