By William Doyle, Chris Kyle
Chris Kyle—fallen hero and number one bestselling writer of American Sniper—reveals how ten mythical weapons perpetually replaced U.S. history.
At the time of his tragic loss of life in February 2013, former military SEAL Chris Kyle, the pinnacle sniper in U.S. army background, used to be completing probably the most fascinating missions of his existence: a amazing ebook that retold American heritage in the course of the lens of a hand-selected record of firearms. Kyle masterfully exhibits how weapons have performed a desirable, imperative, and infrequently underappreciated position in our nationwide story.
"Perhaps greater than the other state within the world," Kyle writes, "the background of the USA has been formed via the gun. Firearms secured the 1st Europeans' carry at the continent, opened the frontier, helped win our independence, settled the West, stored legislations and order, and defeated tyranny around the world."
Drawing on his unequalled firearms wisdom and strive against event, Kyle conscientiously 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 particular 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 only sniper shot that grew to become the tide of the innovative conflict, the firearms designs that proved decisive at Gettysburg, the "gun that received the West," and the guns that gave U.S. squaddies an side on this planet wars and past. this is often additionally the tale of ways firearms innovation, creativity, and commercial genius has continuously driven American history—and power—forward.
Filled with an unforgettable solid of characters, Chris Kyle's American Gun is a sweeping epic of bravery, experience, invention, and sacrifice.