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Modern American Snipers

Chris Martin

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Saint Martin's Griffin,U.S.
05 January 2016
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
By:   Chris Martin
Imprint:   Saint Martin's Griffin,U.S.
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 23mm
Weight:   316g
ISBN:   9781250076458
ISBN 10:   1250076455
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   05 January 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Journalist Chris Martin has covered the motorsports world since the late '90s. He writes for SOFREP and is the author of the ebooks, Shaping the World From the Shadows: The (Open) Secret History of Delta Force, Post-9/11 and Beyond Neptune Spear: The (Open) Secret History of SEAL Team Six, Post-9/11. He lives in Iowa City, IA.

Reviews for Modern American Snipers

A fascinating look at the contemporary training and warfare challenges faced by today's military sharpshooters. - New York Daily News


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