By William Doyle, Chris Kyle
Chris Kyle—fallen hero and number 1 bestselling writer of yank Sniper—reveals how ten mythical weapons eternally replaced U.S. history.
At the time of his tragic loss of life in February 2013, former army SEAL Chris Kyle, the pinnacle sniper in U.S. army historical past, was once completing some of the most fascinating missions of his existence: a extraordinary publication that retold American background in the course of the lens of a hand-selected record of firearms. Kyle masterfully indicates how weapons have performed a desirable, necessary, and sometimes underappreciated position in our nationwide story.
"Perhaps greater than the other kingdom within the world," Kyle writes, "the heritage of the U.S. has been formed by means of the gun. Firearms secured the 1st Europeans' carry at the continent, opened the frontier, helped win our independence, settled the West, saved legislation and order, and defeated tyranny around the world."
Drawing on his unequalled firearms wisdom and strive against event, Kyle rigorously selected ten weapons to aid inform his tale: the yankee lengthy rifle, Spencer repeater, Colt .45 revolver, Winchester rifle, Springfield 1903 rifle, Thompson sub-machine gun, 1911 pistol, M1 Garand, .38 unique police revolver, and the M-16 rifle platform Kyle himself used as a SEAL. via them, he revisits exciting turning issues in American historical past, together with the one sniper shot that grew to become the tide of the progressive conflict, the firearms designs that proved decisive at Gettysburg, the "gun that received the West," and the guns that gave U.S. infantrymen an side on the planet wars and past. this can be additionally the tale of ways firearms innovation, creativity, and business genius has continually driven American history—and power—forward.
Filled with an unforgettable forged of characters, Chris Kyle's American Gun is a sweeping epic of bravery, event, invention, and sacrifice.
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