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Shooter

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With more than sixty confirmed kills, Jack Coughlin is the Marine Corps' top-ranked sniper. Shooter is his harrowing first-person account...
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Summary:

Shooter is a true story both about and written by Gunnery Sgt. Jack Coughlin. He was a U.S. Marine who was ranked the Marine Corps' top-ranked sniper. In his story he tells his life story and stories about his work as a marine sniper. He has been sent to many hotspots in the world like Iraq and Sudan. In his career as a marine sniper, he made over sixty confirmed kills. However, in this story, his one main mission is to get back to America and to get back to his family.

Review:

Of what I've read so far, Shooter is an excellent choice for me. I like it. I like hearing about how Coughlin deals with the struggles of war. It kind of almost makes me want to become a marine because it shows how a man can be hero in his own way. Coughlin's actions seem heroic to me. If you like books about war and stories about war heros, you should read this book.

 Theme:

Coughlin tells really just simple life lessons like do whatever it takes to survive and be mindful of your surroundings. He must have experience with these lessons being a marine sniper. It's a harsh world out there and you always need to survive and mind your surroundings.

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Justin's comment, April 12, 2013 9:22 AM
I would agree that if I could I would be a Marine, and be a hero.
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The United States Launches a War Against Iraq, March 19, 2003

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In 2003, President George W. Bush warned Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein to give up power or the United States will invade. It was rumored that the dictator was building weapons of mass destruction. Saddam Hussein ignored President Bush's warning however and in March 19, 2003, the USA launched a massive invasion on Iraq.

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Justin's comment, April 12, 2013 9:25 AM
I thought at the time, we needed to go into Iraq and stop Saddam after the events of 9/11
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History Channel Shootout Iraq's Most Wanted Terror At the Border (3/5)

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This video is part of a documentary about the Iraq war. Iraq is one of the main settings in Shooter.

In this video a group of marines are taking over a small Iraqi town where there is arms and supplies that the Iraqis are storing. They have a difficult time trying to take the town for there is strong resistance from the Iraqi soldiers.

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Justin's comment, April 12, 2013 9:28 AM
I couldn't image being in this situation, I would break down, and that's why i have a strong respect for Marines
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Marine Sniper

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Tells the exciting true story of Sergeant Carlos Hathcock, a legendary Marine sniper in the Vietnam War. He's silent, invisible. He lies...
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Summary:

Marine Sniper is a biography about Sergeant Carlos Hatchcock. In this story, you learn about his work in Vietnam. He made 93 confirmed kills and he does whatever it takes to survive.

Connection:

The way this story connects to Shooter is simple: Both Coughlin and Hatchcock are marine snipers and both have more confirmed kills than an average sniper. Both have to survive in a harsh place and both do whatever it takes to survive. It is not easy being a sniper because you see the people that you kill die in front of you. Both snipers had a difficult time making all these kills because they had to be precise and careful of what could happen.

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Iraq

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Iraq is a middle eastern nation that has the physical features of mountains, desert, and fertile river valley. It is bordered by several countries. These countries include Iran, Turkey, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia. It is home to the fertile crecsent: a fertile area that is between the Tigris and Euphrates. It's a country that has had problems for many years.

Iraq was the main setting for Shooter because Coughlin was part of the attack to get Saddam Hussein out of Iraq. Coughlin tells the approach that he and his men would make from Kuwait and how they got to Baghdad to find Saddam Hussein.

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