Monday, August 13, 2012

American Sniper

American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History
 By Chris Kyle, with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice
W. Morrow, 2012. 381 pgs. Biography

War is unimaginable to all who have never experienced it, but Chris Kyle has written an incredible memoir that gives civilian readers a chance to glimpse what goes on in the mind of one of our country's greatest warriors in "American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History."

Kyle spent 10 years in the Navy as a Seal and a sniper, and served four combat tours abroad. His record for confirmed kills, officially documented as 150, leaves previous records in the dust. As impressive as Kyle's shooting is, what really makes his story extraordinary is the personal account of life in the U.S. military. His wife also provides portions of the narrative telling of the struggles faced by the families of our deployed troops.

Kyle's writing is unabashedly honest, a little colorful (keep in mind he was in the Navy), and surprisingly humble. True patriotism is apparent and Kyle's love for his country, God, family, and the men with whom he served cannot help but inspire.

CZ

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