By William Doyle, Chris Kyle

Chris Kyle—fallen hero and number 1 bestselling writer of American Sniper—reveals how ten mythical weapons without end replaced U.S. history.

At the time of his tragic dying in February 2013, former army SEAL Chris Kyle, the head sniper in U.S. army heritage, was once completing the most intriguing missions of his lifestyles: a impressive ebook that retold American historical past during the lens of a hand-selected record of firearms. Kyle masterfully indicates how weapons have performed a desirable, vital, and infrequently underappreciated position in our nationwide story.

"Perhaps greater than the other kingdom within the world," Kyle writes, "the historical past of the us has been formed by way of the gun. Firearms secured the 1st Europeans' carry at the continent, opened the frontier, helped win our independence, settled the West, saved legislations and order, and defeated tyranny around the world."

Drawing on his unequalled firearms wisdom and strive against adventure, Kyle conscientiously selected ten weapons to aid inform his tale: the yank lengthy rifle, Spencer repeater, Colt .45 revolver, Winchester rifle, Springfield 1903 rifle, Thompson sub-machine gun, 1911 pistol, M1 Garand, .38 targeted 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 progressive warfare, the firearms designs that proved decisive at Gettysburg, the "gun that gained the West," and the guns that gave U.S. infantrymen an area on the planet wars and past. this can be additionally the tale of the way firearms innovation, creativity, and commercial genius has always 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.

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