American Gun : A History of the U.S. in Ten Firearms
by Chris Kyle and William Doyle


Overview - In American Gun, the deadliest sniper in U.S. history tracks down and shoots the most important American firearms, from a flintlock rifle to a Colt revolver to the latest high-tech weapon he used as a SEAL. Chris Kyle uses these guns as a window on United States history, making the sweeping argument that the American story has been tied to and shaped by the gun.  Read more...

 
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Overview
In American Gun, the deadliest sniper in U.S. history tracks down and shoots the most important American firearms, from a flintlock rifle to a Colt revolver to the latest high-tech weapon he used as a SEAL. Chris Kyle uses these guns as a window on United States history, making the sweeping argument that the American story has been tied to and shaped by the gun. In each chapter he offers engaging stories associated with a particular gun, form wars to duels to shoot outs. American Gun is part history, part first-hand journey as Chris locates and shoots these legendary guns.


About the Author
SEAL Team 3 Chief Chris Kyle served four combat tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom and elsewhere. For his bravery in battle, he was awarded two Silver Stars, five Bronze Stars with Valor, two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, and one Navy and Marine Corps Commendation. Additionally, he received the Grateful Nation Award, given by the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs. Following his combat deployments, he became chief instructor for training Naval Special Warfare Sniper and Counter-Sniper teams, and he authored the Naval Special Warfare Sniper Doctrine, the first Navy SEAL sniper manual. He was president of Craft International, a world-class leader in training and security. He lived with his family in Texas, where he devoted much of his spare time to helping disabled veterans.



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  • ISBN-13: 9780062242716
  • ISBN-10: 0062242717
  • Publisher: William Morrow & Company
  • Publish Date: June 2013
  • Page Count: 302
  • Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.3 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.15 pounds


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Books > History > Military - Weapons
Books > History > Military - United States
Books > History > United States - General

 
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