American Sniper

Autobiography By: Chris Kyle

Tackk By: Raul de Loera U.  


A boy from Texas named Chris Kyle has used guns since he was in middle school and was always a cowboy at heart but soon he stops ranching and becomes the most lethal sniper in U.S history while serving as a Navy SEAL after 9/11 and trying to protect America from terrorists in Iraq while being a husband and father at the same time. This autobiography is filled with intense action and suspense and has even become a Hollywood movie directed by Clint Eastwood.


American Sniper takes place in many settings throughout. We start off in Texas where Chris was born and as he grew up he went to Colorado in 1999 and tried out again for the Navy SEALS after being rejected once from an injury. Officially then he became recruited to be trained as a SEAL. He makes it into the top 10 percent that graduate from BUD/S (Basic Underwater Demolition/ SEAL) school and hell week. From there we go on to ships that had illegal weaponry in the gulf of Iraq from 2002-2003 and to the Iraq war from 2003-2009.


Chris Kyle

Chris Scott Kyle was born in 1974 and died in 2013. He was the main character in American Sniper  earning the names of The most lethal sniper in U.S history, The Legend, Tex (for Texas), and The Devil of Ramadi which was a name given to him by insurgents along with the bounty on his head. They were afraid of him. Chris was always a western by heart growing up in Texas and even made a living by ranching for a while. After the events of 9/11 he was a fully trained SEAL ready to serve his country and get some pay back. Chris was always energetic and loved to get into the action yet was serious and responsible about his duty and got promoted many times. He even earned 2 silver and 5 bronze star medals.

Taya Kyle

Taya Renae Kyle was the spouse of Chris Kyle until 2013. She was also born in 1974 and met Chris in 2001 at a bar her friend made her go to. In 2002 they quickly decided to get married and soon after start a family. She would always be waiting for Chris' call to make sure he is alright and to inform her of what is going on.  After his death she went around the world telling her husband's story and continued his legacy that even in Texas where Chris was born and raised a new law named Chris Kyle's law was made to make it easier on veterans to get a job after leaving or retiring their duty. She even wrote her own book called American Wife as a memoir. Currently Taya is mother of two children and lives peacefully.


There are many conflicts in American Sniper but the main one was the war on the Insurgents in Iraq and terrorism while trying to have have a stable family. As Chris fought the war he always worried about making it back home safe and being able to see his children grow up like a father should.


The mood of American Sniper is mixed with many moods though some more than others. It has a ton of suspense and action including some humor here and there but overall  I think it has a serious, somewhat dark mood to it showing how evil is everywhere.


The theme of American Sniper is controversial for one could say that it shows the horrors of war while another could say that it is a real life story of a soldier who loves action. I think the theme is sort of closer to the horrors of war for while Chris enjoys kicking butt and serving his country he fears that this could affect his family and so does Taya. When he is away from his family he thinks about them and worries to make it back home but when he is with his family he is  traumatized and has too many flashbacks to even concentrate on his family.


I personally really enjoyed American Sniper and mostly remember how hard it was to be a SEAL and him being away from his wife over very long periods of time and I remember how it was when he was being trained to be a navigator, diver, sniper, tactician, etc. Might as well made a training montage. I would recommend reading this book if you are the type of person that enjoys suspense and action from the point of view of a soldier that enjoys suspense and action even more. I would recommend giving this book to people who are at least 14 and can handle a little bit of profanity here and there. American Sniper tells the story of a true American Hero.

"The joke was that President Bush only declared war when Starbucks was hit. You can mess with the U.N all you want, but when you start interfering with the right to get caffeinated, someone has to pay."           -Chris Kyle, American Sniper

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2 years ago

Do you know anybody that has gone to serve their country? If so to what type of military? Air force, Navy etc. Don't give me a simple no answer if not!