Modern American Snipers by Michael Cunningham audiobook

Modern American Snipers: From The Legend to The Reaper---on the Battlefield with Special Operations Snipers

By Michael Cunningham  and Chris Martin
With Eric Davis
Read by Hugh Dancy  and Peter Larkin

Macmillan Audio 9781250067173
10.61 Hours 1
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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. 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

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Summary

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.

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

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Special-operations snipers are responsible for "the most outrageously disproportionate contributions of any troops throughout the Global War on Terror," and the SOFREP.com writer tries to make his case in this compendium of special-forces stars. Military Times
A 'must' for any who would understand the history, individual sniper actions, and the overall presence and effects of sniper forces on the field. Midwest Book Review
Written in a fast-paced rat-a-tat-tat style that makes it a snappy read, but also highly informative, with enough technological information to interest aficionados, and enough story to keep a novice reading and following along with all the jargon. A fascinating exploration into the world of elite military operatives. San Francisco Book Review
A fascinating look at the contemporary training and warfare challenges faced by today's military sharpshooters. New York Daily News
An intriguing look into a necessarily secretive part of the U.S. military. The Gazette
“Readers...will want to check out this book. It goes beyond typical notions about snipers - lethal combatants concealed far from their targets - to show them as experienced, often-decorated combat leaders conducting high-risk missions. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

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Author Bio: Michael Cunningham

Author Bio: Michael Cunningham

Michael Cunningham is the author of the novels A Home at the End of the World, Flesh and Blood, The Hours (winner of the Pen/Faulkner Award and the Pulitzer Prize), Specimen Days, and By Nightfall, as well as the nonfiction book, Land’s End: A Walk in Provincetown. He teaches at Yale University.

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Author Bio: Chris Martin

Author Bio: Chris Martin

Chris Martin, experienced journalist, has covered the motorsports world since the late 90s. He’s also the author of Shaping the World from the Shadows, Post-9/11, and Beyond Neptune Spear.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 10.61
Audience: Adult
Language: English