American Sniper - Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen & Jim DeFelice

American Sniper

By Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen & Jim DeFelice

  • Release Date: 2013-10-15
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 335 Ratings


The #1 New York Times bestselling memoir of U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle, and the source for Clint Eastwood’s blockbuster, Academy-Award nominated movie. 

“An amazingly detailed account of fighting in Iraq--a humanizing, brave story that’s extremely readable.” — PATRICIA CORNWELL, New York Times Book Review

"Jaw-dropping...Undeniably riveting." —RICHARD ROEPER, Chicago Sun-Times

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.


  • Moving

    By Walgeen user
    Fantastic and honest accounting of the sacrifices these men make so WE can have the life and opportunities/freedoms that we have. This should be required reading.
  • What A Life

    By A. M. McDonagh
    I couldn’t put this book down. Great read.
  • One of the most interesting books ever

    By Timoth9617
    There’s so many stories this book that addresses things the movie misses. I highly recommend to anyone.
  • American Sniper

    By Kevin's Poppy
    Excellent account of Chris Kyle’s life as a Seal and family man. He told us about his struggles as he mixed his life in the military and as a husband and father. It ends with testimonials from friends and team mates of their relationship with this hero and friend. His tragic death leaves us with the pain of losing this man as if we knew him. An easy read that keeps you coming back wanting more and more from Chris Kyle, Sniper and Chris Kyle, husband and dad. RIP.
  • American sniper

    By FLASH Horton
    Best book ever read in my life
  • One of the most heartwarming eye opening books I have ever read

    By Raz6200
    I loved this book from the moment I picked it up to the last page. My only regret is that I never had a chance to meet this amazing person. Chris Kyle was an American hero and an amazing father, husband and friend to all those lives that he touched. To say that the only the good die young is an understatement. I could go on and on, but I will end with Chris Kyle is my hero! God bless him and his Family.
  • Incredible

    By Racortia
    Couldn't put it down. I think as American people we owe it to Chris Kyle to hear his story. A true hero.
  • True American

    By dmwillau
    When it seems like so many have forgotten what America is all about, Chris Kyle reminds us all in the way he lived. This book goes way beyond the hero of battle and shows us how to be a hero in life. Thank you Chris Kyle for your service to this country.
  • Movie was awesome

    By Teapotjrfan
    Was the book over 400 pages like it says? I seen a comment that said it wasn't. There are two different books offered, just want to make sure I buy the right one. Thanks
  • Excellent

    By Roach89
    Just a excellent read. Very proud that our country has men like this serving it! Proud American! Rest in peace Chris your memory will live on.