American Sniper by Chris Kyle - A 20-minute Summary

The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in US Military History

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary of the book and NOT the original book. American Sniper by Chris Kyle - A 20-minute Summary Inside this Instaread Summary: • Overview of the entire book • Introduction to the important people in the book • Summary and analysis of all the chapters in the book • Key Takeaways of the book • A Reader's Perspective Preview of this summary:Chapter 1 Kyle grew up in central Texas. He loved to hunt and ride horses and would have been a cowboy if he had not become a member of the Navy Sea, Air, Land Teams (SEAL). He had a lot of fun hunting with his mom, dad, and brother as a child. His dad and brother were his best friends growing up. Kyle learned true patience by learning to break a horse. He got involved in rodeo competitions to quench his thirst for being a cowboy. In 1992, he graduated and went to Tarleton State University with aspirations to join the military afterward. An accident in his freshman year ended his rodeo career when he had to have pins put in his wrist. He became a ranch hand for a man named David Landrum while he was still a student. Landrum’s strict expectations made Kyle want to prove himself. Kyle believes this prepared him to become a Navy SEAL. Kyle decided to quit school and join the military. He learned about the SEALs and wanted to become one. He investigated the opportunity further and learned that there was no guarantee he would become a SEAL if he joined the Navy. He would need to earn the privilege. Kyle went through the application process, but the Navy disqualified him because of the pins in his wrist. He felt his military career had ended before it began. He went back to work for Landrum and hoped to become a rancher. Shortly afterward, a recruiter called and asked if he was still interested in becoming a SEAL.

American Sniper

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

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Author: Chris Kyle,Scott McEwen,Jim DeFelice

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006208237X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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The #1 New York Times bestselling memoir of U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle, and the source for Clint Eastwood’s 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 “The Legend”; meanwhile, the enemy feared him so much they named him al-Shaitan (“the devil”) and placed a bounty on his head. Kyle, who was tragically killed in 2013, writes honestly about the pain of war—including the deaths of two close SEAL teammates—and 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, Kyle’s masterful account of his extraordinary battlefield experiences ranks as one of the great war memoirs of all time.

American Sniper Chris Kyle: New Orleans

A Navy SEAL's Historic Battle in Hurricane Katrina

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Author: Tim Higgins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 30

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In 2006, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle accepted his deadliest mission yet--to protect the city of New Orleans from rapists, looters and other criminals in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Later, the mainstream media derided Kyle's heroism in Louisiana, claiming it was "preposterous" and "unverifiable." This eye-opening account sets the record straight, and it further secures the American Sniper's legacy as our nation's deadliest warrior.

Chris Kyle Biography: The Deadliest American Sniper in the US History

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Author: Chris Dicker

Publisher: Chris Dicker

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What does it take to be a good father at home and a good sniper killer abroad? Was Chris Kyle an American hero or a stone cold killer? He was known as the most lethal American Sniper in the US Military History, because he have killed more than 150 people caused threat to the US soldiers in the Iraq war. There was a bounty reward from $20,000 to $80,000 for his head in Iraq, as every sniper kill was associated with him, whether that was true or not. Many Iraq mercenaries wanted his head. Many speculate that Chris Kyle was a cold killer, because he was very good at it, from killing women with toddlers to military aged men. It was documented that all the Kyle's kills were terrorists or people who posed a threat to the US marines in Iraq. Otherwise he would have been prosecuted and in jail. For others, Chris Kyle was a true American hero, protecting the American values and way of life, inspiring many of the US soldiers in service for years to come. Most of the people in the United States are very soft and live in a dream world. They have no idea of what's going on at the other side of the world, the harsh environment Iraqis have been doing to themselves. Chris Kyle knew that distinction very well as he was serving in Iraq for four deployments. When you read this book, you'll know exactly who Chris Kyle was, what he believed in, what he stood for. You'll also learn Chis Kyle's relationship with his wife Taya Kyle as she struggled while he was serving his country in Iraq. All the drama, conflicts and family issues will be revealed. This book is about Chris Kyle's legacy! Grab your copy now!

The Life and Legend of Chris Kyle: American Sniper, Navy SEAL

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Author: Michael J. Mooney

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316278238

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 64

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New York Times bestseller The life story of Chris Kyle, the American Sniper Journalist Michael J. Mooney reveals the life story of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, the American Sniper, from his Texas childhood up through his death in February 2013. A brutal warrior but a gentle father and husband, Kyle led the life of an American hero and legend. His heroism and reputation in the military service earned him the nickname "the devil" among insurgents and the nickname The Legend among his SEAL brethren, but his impact extended beyond that after he came home, through his work with fellow veterans. Mooney also sheds light on the life of the suffering fellow veteran who killed Kyle and interviews those closest to the late SEAL. The Life and Legend of Chris Kyle is an honest portrayal of the life of a man whose memorial service brought thousands of people to Cowboys Stadium--the most celebrated war hero of our time. [86 pages]

American Sniper: An Autobiography by Chris Kyle (Trivia-On-Books)

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Trivia-on-Book: American Sniper: An Autobiography by Chris Kyle Take the challenge yourself and share it with friends and family for a time of fun! Kyle's longest successful recorded shot was made from two thousand, one hundred yards (or one thousand, nine hundred and twenty meters) away outside of Sadr City. He had spotted an insurgent who was about to throw a grenade at a U.S. convoy. Kyle fired a single shot using a sniper rifle and successfully hit the man, killing him before he could cause any harm. Sadr City was the last place Kyle was deployed, and this was where he saw the worst fighting. You may have read the book, but not have liked it. You may have liked the book, but not be a fan. You may call yourself a fan, but few truly are. Are you a fan? Trivia-on-Books is an independently curated trivia quiz on the book for readers, students, and fans alike. Whether you're looking for new materials to the book or would like to take the challenge yourself and share it with your friends and family for a time of fun, Trivia-on-Books provides a unique approach to American Sniper by Chris Kyle that is both insightful and educational! Features You'll Find Inside: • 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author • Insightful commentary to answer every question • Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group • Results provided with scores to determine "status" Promising quality and value, come play your trivia of a favorite book!

Modern American Snipers

From The Legend to The Reaper---on the Battlefield with Special Operations Snipers

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Author: Chris Martin,SOFREP

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466876239

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Most people think of snipers as shooters perched in urban hides, dealing out death unseen from a considerable distance. But this description barely scratches the surface. Special operations snipers are men with stacked skill sets who have the ability to turn the tide of battles, even when they aren't pulling the trigger. Snipers have played an outsized role in the War on Terror that has earned them the Medal of Honor, Navy Cross, and countless other honors. These are the most experienced warriors on the battlefield, oftentimes the units' best assaulters with years of door-kicking under their belt. These are the men who run ops in small teams across borders, or dress like locals and pull off high-risk vehicle reconnaissance and singleton missions in non-permissive environments. MODERN AMERICAN SNIPERS tells the inside story of some of the most heroic patriots in recent American history by the friends and colleagues who knew them best, including: * The Legend – Chris Kyle, SEAL Team 3 Chief and the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history * The Reaper – Nick Irving, the first African American to serve as a sniper in the 3rd Ranger Battalion, and its deadliest, with 33 confirmed kills * Robert Horrigan, Delta sniper who played a critical role in Operation Anaconda * Don Hollenbaugh, Delta Operator who earned the Distinguished Service Cross while embedded with a Marine platoon in the First Battle of Fallujah * And many more

American Snipers

Chris Kyle and Carlos Hathcock, the Deadliest Snipers in American History

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Author: K.A. Harrison

Publisher: K.A. Harrison

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

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America has for a long time produced outstanding sharpshooters like Chuck Mawhinney and Adelbert Waldron, but the most memorable and deadliest are Chris Kyle and Carlos Hathcock. This is their story.

Life of American Snipers: Chris Kyle and the Rest of the Elite Snipers

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Author: Mark Dawn

Publisher: Conceptual Kings

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Category: History

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American snipers have gained increased popularity after the production of the movie American Sniper based on the life of Chris Kyle who served as a sharp shooter in Iraq consecutively for about four periods. Sharp shooter is the less common term to describe snipers whose role in history started in the World War. Famous snipers have since emerged forming part of the elite Navy Seals. While some people refer to snipers as cowards because they do seem to not be actively engaged in combat they have been hailed as heroes due to the reduced misses during combat and the flexibility of their attack to rely on stealth. American snipers have played a huge role in eliminating some of the terrorists bent on causing terror around the world. Snipers are originally meant to increase the chances of winning a war. They do this by neutralizing the most dangerous people in war from a concealed distance and thereby serve to provide an advantage to their side.