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Title:
Modern American snipers : from The legend to The reaper : on the battlefield with special operations snipers
Author:
Martin, Chris, 1974- , author.
Publication Information:
New York : St. Martin's Press, [2014]
Physical Description:
viii, 312 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Summary:
"Most people think of snipers as shooters perched in urban hides, dealing out death unseen from a considerable distance. But this description barely scratches the surface. [The author explains that] special operations snipers are men with stacked skill sets who have the ability to turn the tide of battles, even when they aren't pulling the trigger ... These are the most experienced warriors on the battlefield, oftentimes the units' best assaulters with years of door-kicking under their belt. These are the men who run ops in small teams across borders, or dress like locals and pull off high-risk vehicle reconnaissance and singleton missions in non-permissive environments"--Dust jacket flap.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781250067173
Format :
Book

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Summary

Most people think of snipers as shooters perched in urban hides, dealing out death unseen from a considerable distance. But this description barely scratches the surface. Special operations snipers are men with stacked skill sets who have the ability to turn the tide of battles, even when they aren't pulling the trigger. Snipers have played an outsized role in the War on Terror that has earned them the Medal of Honor, Navy Cross, and countless other honors. These are the most experienced warriors on the battlefield, oftentimes the units' best assaulters with years of door-kicking under their belt. These are the men who run ops in small teams across borders, or dress like locals and pull off high-risk vehicle reconnaissance and singleton missions in non-permissive environments.

Chris Martin's Modern American Snipers tells the inside story of some of the most heroic patriots in recent American history by the friends and colleagues who knew them best, including:
* The Legend - Chris Kyle, SEAL Team 3 Chief and the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history
* The Reaper - Nick Irving, the first African American to serve as a sniper in the 3rd Ranger Battalion, and its deadliest, with 33 confirmed kills
* Robert Horrigan, Delta sniper who played a critical role in Operation Anaconda
* Don Hollenbaugh, Delta Operator who earned the Distinguished Service Cross while embedded with a Marine platoon in the First Battle of Fallujah
* And many more


Author Notes

Journalist CHRIS MARTIN has covered the motorsports world since the late '90s. He writes for SOFREP and is the author of the ebooks, Shaping the World From the Shadows: The (Open) Secret History of Delta Force, Post-9/11 and Beyond Neptune Spear: The (Open) Secret History of SEAL Team Six, Post-9/11 .


Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
1 Next-Gen Force Multiplicationp. 1
2 Set the Conditionsp. 11
3 Ground Truthp. 33
4 Three Seven Fivep. 51
5 Triple Threatp. 69
6 Texp. 85
7 Kingpinp. 107
8 Making of a Legendp. 133
9 Industrial Revolutionp. 149
10 Punishment Duep. 173
11 The Bullet Does Not Liep. 191
12 Reaperp. 221
13 Championsp. 243
14 The Tribesp. 281
15 End of the Beginningp. 291
Acknowledgmentsp. 303
Bibliographyp. 305

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