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American Sniper tells the gripping story of the career of Chris Kyle, the courageous U.S. Navy SEAL who served four tours in the Iraq War. Kyle, known as the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history, writes an unforgettable account of his missions, personal challenges, and the difficult choices he faced during frontline combat.
This is a book written by a Navy SEAL sniper, not a professional author. Yes, he did get some help, but it is ultimately his tale. Could it have been written better? Maybe. but I think it would have made the book feel more like a fictional story and less like an account of his experiences. There is no sugar coating in this book. This is an account of war, and it is realistic and gritty.
Kyle writes in the beginning of his novel that he chose to write it because it had come to his attention that others wanted to tell his story. He decided to tell it himself, and I am so grateful that he did. I laughed, I cried, and I couldn't put the book down. This is a book about a real hero, written by the hero himself. He's not perfect, he's no saint, but he's no doubt a hero. Do yourself a favour and check this book out, then share it with your friends.
American Sniper is a first-rate military memoir that will be talked about for generations to come.
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