From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. The Pentagon has of...
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"American Sniper" is about the most lethal Sniper of all time, Chris Kyle. At the start of the book, he talks about growing up in Texas, and having a love for guns from the start. He always dreamed of being in the military. He got his chance after 9/11 happened. He decided to join the Navy SEALS. He served in Iraq, accumulating 160 confirmed Kills, the most any one has in the military. He was the most decorated sniper in U.S. history. He then went back home for good after 2009, and learned it was hard to come home after war. He and his wife knew they would become a better family.
The main theme in "American Sniper" is learning about being in war, and learning to live back in the U.S. Chris Kyle talks about the problems he has with his family. At points he felt fighting for our country and being with his SEAL brothers was more important. He knew after 2009 he could not choose to fight any more, he needed to be with his family. He said "It's taken a while, but I have gotten to a point where being a SEAL no longer defines me. I need to be a husband and a father. Those things, now, are my first calling"(Kyle 375). This was the hardest choice of hs life, but he knew it was right.
I thought "American Sniper" was a really good and interesting book. I always have enjoyed war and military books, and this was one of the best ones I have read yet. I have a strong respect for the military and what they do. They risk their lives to protect us, and that's what Chris Kyle did. He always felt he was put on this earth to protect us and fight for our country. If you want to learn about the most lethal sniper, then you will enjoy this book.