Book-A-Like: American Sniper & Exit Wounds

You wouldn't think a top American sniper and an Australian Major General would have much in common, but you would be wrong. These raw, moving accounts of service and sacrifice are eye-opening and will leave you riveted until the very end. 

Gripping and unforgettable, Kyle's masterful account of his extraordinary battlefield experiences ranks as one of the greatest war memoirs of all time. A native Texan who learned to shoot on childhood hunting trips with his father, Kyle was a champion saddle-bronc rider prior to joining the Navy. Book-A-Like May 20After 9/11, he was thrust onto the front lines of the War on Terror, and soon found his calling as a world-class sniper who performed best under fire. He recorded a personal-record 2,100-yard kill shot outside Baghdad; in Fallujah, Kyle braved heavy fire to rescue a group of Marines trapped on a street; in Ramadi, he stared down insurgents with his pistol in close combat. Kyle talks honestly about the pain of war-of twice being shot, and experiencing the tragic deaths of two close friends. - American Sniper by Chris Kyle

Exit Wounds is the compassionate and deeply human account of one man's tour of the War on Terror, the moving story of life on a modern battlefield: from the nightmare of cheating death in a minefield, to the poignancy of calling home while under rocket fire in Baghdad, to the utter despair of looking into the face of a dead soldier before sending him home to his mother. He has hidden his post traumatic stress disorder for decades, fearing it will affect his career. Raw, candid and eye-opening, no one who reads this book will be unmoved, nor forget its imagery or words.- Exit Wounds by Major General John Cantwell