Un libro forte , vero e crudo che descrive bene ciò che può significare combattere in guerra.. consigliato per chi vuole saperne di più sull'argomento
A good book. Not what expected. Very detailed about the military. Thought it would have more insight into his mentality and ptsd
I have to admit that buying this book was a coincident. When I shopping around in the book fair last year, I was attracted by the name of this book (tell you what, I love reading those books related to military, especially related to the Special Force of US, e.g. Navy SEALs, Delta, 101, etc.) and thus I bought this book.
I left the book in my book shelf since I was in the past few months and have no spare time to read. Until last month, a movie in same name with this book started to show in the cinema, I then pick this book from the shelf and read, and you know, you just can't stop reading this book!!
This book is quite complicated in its nature: when the author wrote and published this book in 2012, this was an autobiography of Chris Kyle. However, after Chris Kyle was murdered in February 2013, this book becomes a memoirs of his life.
"America Sniper" was written by Chris Kyle, who was a legend sniper in one of the most elite forces in US military, Navy SEALs. The book recorded the grow up of Chris, his marriage and how he became a sniper in SEALs. The book also recorded his experience in the four times deployment in Iraq and how he kill the enemies in accordance with the ROEs, and the impossible shots to kill for the targets with distance in 880 yards and 2,100 yards respectively ... ... Chris was humble enough that he said he didn't remember how many he killed, he just remembered how many he couldn't save, for instance, Marc and Ryan.
Chris is a legend sniper, good husband and good father for his two kids. However, there were some hard times every time he backed from deployments, and the even worse was when he decided not to reenlist again (actually it's not hard to imagine how come was it. As Chris's father said, "we can't expect you come home as a normal person when you trained to kill and killing for years"). Nevertheless, with the support of his wife, he survived the hard time and back to normal by helping the other injured soldiers.
Of course the book doesn't mentioned his death, and I just found out he was murdered because in the movie. It was a sad story, and I can't imagine how his wife, Taya Kyle, deal with his death especially she spent nearly 10 years to wait for her husband back to the family, which he eventually did but was murdered in just a short period of time afterwards.
The movie is quite similar to the content of the book. However, if you have time, you should read this book, where you should find a great interest in reading it.
This review also expressed in my blog at http://fat-tutle.blogspot.hk/2015/02/american-sniper.html...Continua