A compelling oral history of the role of military snipers draws on the experiences of long-range riflemen from every branch of the service, as well as civilian police and SWAT snipers, to reveal the tools, techniques, traditions, and accomplishments of these legendary warriors. 35,000 first printing.
The first comprehensive oral history on the subject takes you into the world of the sniper. Fully illustrated with photos. Since the Revolutionary War, long-range riflemen have held a place of reverence and awe in the public's imagination. Their stories are the stuff of legend. And their history is still being written-in places like Afghanistan and Iraq, and in civilian law enforcement. Here are their stories, their traditions, their techniques, and their tools. Most importantly, readers will learn about sniping from the experts themselves: military snipers from all branches of the service, as well as civilian police and SWAT snipers. Capturing the suspense and action of the hunt, the words of these men will draw readers into the close-knit world of one of the most lethal weapons the world has ever seen.