The American Sniper By Chris Kyle

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Alize Elsea AP English 11 “Al-Shaitan”
“The American Sniper” by Chris Kyle is an account of the deadliest American sniper ever. He was called “the devil” by the enemies he hunted and “the legend” by his Navy SEAL brothers. From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. The Pentagon has officially confirmed more than 150 of Kyle 's kills (the previous American record was 109). Iraqi insurgents feared Kyle so much they named him Al-Shaitan meaning “the devil” and placed a bounty on his head. Kyle earned legendary status among his fellow SEALS, Marines, and U.S. Army soldiers, whom he protected with deadly accuracy from rooftops and stealth positions. Kyle presents the gripping and unforgettable accounts of his extraordinary battlefield experiences through paper and pen and now ranks to many people as one of the greatest war memoirs of all time but to few a man representing immorality and death. The major question that 's being asked is, “Killing people is usually wrong, so why is it okay in war?” To begin, here is a background of the main character. Chris Kyle was a native Texan, born in Odessa, Texas, and was the son of a Sunday school teacher and a deacon. Kyle started his passion for shooting after his father bought him his first gun at 8…
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