The Life and Legend of Chris Kyle by Michael J. Mooney
American Sniper, Navy SEAL

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Mooney, a staff writer for D Magazine, had been interviewing Kyle for a long-read magazine article, which might explain the book's brevity. But other than the scenes from Kyle's funeral (which include a heart-wrenching eulogy by his wife, Taya), there's little here that Kyle hadn't already addressed in his own memoir.
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New York Times bestseller

The life story of Chris Kyle, the American Sniper

Journalist Michael J. Mooney reveals the life story of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, the American Sniper, from his Texas childhood up through his death in February 2013.

A brutal warrior but a gentle father and husband, Kyle led the life of an American hero and legend. His heroism and reputation in the military service earned him the nickname "the devil" among insurgents and the nickname The Legend among his SEAL brethren, but his impact extended beyond that after he came home, through his work with fellow veterans.

Mooney also sheds light on the life of the suffering fellow veteran who killed Kyle and interviews those closest to the late SEAL. The Life and Legend of Chris Kyle is an honest portrayal of the life of a man whose memorial service brought thousands of people to Cowboys Stadium--the most celebrated war hero of our time.

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About Michael J. Mooney

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Michael J. Mooney is a staff writer at D Magazine. He also writes for GQ, Outside, and Grantland. He is a graduate of the Mayborn School of Journalism, and is on the advisory committee of the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference. His stories have appeared in The Best American Crime Reporting and multiple editions of The Best American Sports Writing. He lives in Dallas with his fiancee, Tara, and their retired racing greyhound.
 
Published April 23, 2013 by Little, Brown and Company. 144 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, War, History. Non-fiction
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Below average
on Jul 05 2013

Mooney, a staff writer for D Magazine, had been interviewing Kyle for a long-read magazine article, which might explain the book's brevity. But other than the scenes from Kyle's funeral (which include a heart-wrenching eulogy by his wife, Taya), there's little here that Kyle hadn't already addressed in his own memoir.

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