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American Sniper by Chris Kyle
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Jan 31, 2012

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Interesting autobiography. Kyle is certainly open about what has happened, and his glimpse into military life and special forces opens that door wider. I don't believe that his experience is necessarily the same that others in the SEAL forces have had, though I don't doubt that those things happened to and with him. I suspect that his experiences (good and bad) came because of who he is and not as a result of who he is. Others from the SEALs have had different experiences, also likely because of who they are. The juxtaposition, for example, of Kyle's experiences (rough, raw, arrogant) with those of Eric Greitens (The Heart and the Fist) are similar in some ways, but could not be more different in other ways. I recommend both, but reading them will give different viewpoints of the SEAL experience.
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