American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History
- Publish Date: 2013-01-29
- Binding: Mass Market Paperback
- Author: Chris Kyle;Scott McEwen;Jim DeFelice
The #1 New York Times bestselling memoir of U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle, and the source for Clint Eastwoodâs blockbuster movie which was nominated for six academy awards, including best picture.
From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. His fellow American warriors, whom he protected with deadly precision from rooftops and stealth positions during the Iraq War, called him âThe Legendâ; meanwhile, the enemy feared him so much they named him al-Shaitan (âthe devilâ) and placed a bounty on his head. Kyle, who was tragically killed in 2013, writes honestly about the pain of warâincluding the deaths of two close SEAL teammatesâand in moving first-person passages throughout, his wife, Taya, speaks openly about the strains of war on their family, as well as on Chris. Gripping and unforgettable, Kyleâs masterful account of his extraordinary battlefield experiences ranks as one of the great war memoirs of all time.