Gripping, eye-opening, and powerful, American Sniper is the astonishing autobiography of SEAL Chief Chris Kyle, who is the record-holding sniper in U.S. military history. Kyle has more than 150 officially confirmed kills (the previous American record was 109), though his remarkable career total has not been made public by the Pentagon.In this New York Times bestselling memoir, Kyle shares the true story of his extraordinary decade-long career, including his multiple combat tours in Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom) and elsewhere from 1999-2009.Kyles riveting first-person account of how he went from Texas rodeo cowboy to expert marksman and feared assassin offers a fascinating view of modern-day warfare and one of the most in-depth and illuminating looks into the secret world of Special Ops ever written.
Chris Kyle tells his story with the same courage and grit he displayed in life and on the battlefield. American Sniper is a compelling read. -- CLINT EASTWOOD An amazingly detailed account of fighting in Iraq--a humanizing, brave story that's extremely readable. -- PATRICIA CORNWELL, New York Times Book Review In the elite community of warriors, one man has risen above our ranks and distinguished himself as unique. Chris Kyle is that man. A master sniper, Chris has done and seen things that will be talked about for generations to come. -- MARCUS LUTTRELL, author of Lone Survivor Chris Kyle was incredible, the most celebrated war hero of our time, a true American hero in every sense of the word. -- D Magazine The raw and unforgettable narrative of the making of our country's record-holding sniper, Chris Kyle's memoir is a powerful book, both in terms of combat action and human drama. Chief Kyle is a true American warrior down to the bone, the Carlos Hathcock of a new generation. -- CHARLES W. SASSER, Green Beret (US Army Ret.) and author of One Shot, One Kill Reads like a first-person thriller narrated by a sniper. The bare-bones facts are stunning. ... A first-rate military memoir. -- BOOKLIST #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER -- No Source American Sniper is the inside story of what it's like to be in war. A brave warrior and patriot, Chris Kyle writes frankly about the missions, personal challenges, and hard choices that are part of daily life of an elite SEAL Sniper. It's a classic! -- RICHARD MARCINKO (USN, Ret.), First Commanding Officer of SEAL Team Six and #1 bestselling author of Rogue Warrior