Marine Sniper

Author: Charles Henderson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101220910

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 7462

The explosive true story of Sergeant Carlos Hathcock, a legendary Marine sniper in the Vietnam War. There have been many Marines. There have been many marksmen. But there has only been one Sergeant Carlos Hathcock. He stalked the Viet Cong behind enemy lines—on their own ground. And each time, he emerged from the jungle having done his duty. His record is one of the finest in military history, with ninety-three confirmed kills. This is the story of a simple man who endured incredible dangers and hardships for his country and his Corps. These are the missions that have made Carlos Hathcock a legend in the brotherhood of Marines. They are exciting, powerful, chilling—and all true. INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS

Silent Warrior

Author: Charles Henderson

Publisher: Berkley Hardcover


Category: History

Page: 286

View: 451

In "Marine Sniper", the true-life missions of United States Marine Corps sniper Carlos Hathcock were revealed in compelling detail. Now, this incredible story of a remarkable Marine continues with harrowing, never-before-published stories of a man who rose to greatness not for personal gain or glory, but for duty and honor.

Shakespeare Would Cry

Author: Anthony Silver

Publisher: Lennex

ISBN: 9785458913539


Page: 44

View: 7720

In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Marine Sniper: 93 Confirmed Kills." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

Confirmed Kill

Author: Nigel Cawthorne

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 1612430236

Category: History

Page: 271

View: 808

Profiling the greatest military snipers of all time, this book presents exciting real-life stories of excellence in duty during wartime an don special operation missions. From mile-long hits in Afghanistan to confirmed kills deep in the jungle of Vietnam, this book gives all the details of the most amazing shooters.

The Great Sniper

Author: Delmar Savko

Publisher: Independently Published



Page: 28

View: 3437

Few Vietnam-era Marines are more storied than legendary sniper Carlos Hathcock. He didn't just his success by confirmed kills or the longest shots taken (though he held both records in his lifetime). Others tend to judge a sniper in those ways, but that didn't matter to Gunny Hathcock. He didn't enjoy the killing, he enjoyed the hunt. With 93 confirmed kills and over 300 unconfirmed, Carlos had sealed his place among the world's deadliest snipers. Crawling his way to the den of his target, waiting in the prowl embracing the stillness of the dead, pulling his trigger with immaculate precision, and returning his way to his tent on the hilltop undetected, with such finesse and expertise that Carlos makes it all look effortless. But knowing the nuanced details of his painfully sluggish mode of transport that would take at least days before he "worms" his way through the swampy and muddy rice fields, during day and night, one cannot stop to think what a harrowing experience it would have been. Carlos, himself was homesick and lonely but that didn't dent his resolve to butcher the men who had no qualms in firing away at his fellow marines. The lonely nights that Carlos spends ruminating on his bunker on the hilltop, listening to the wind howling through every chink on the makeshift roof, he was reminded of his grandma's cottage in the countryside in Arkansas. How lovely and boisterous had those days been, Carlos was nostalgic, and his heart had doddered off to a place of remove. It happens often, on nights like these. This is a riveting tale of an US marine who was enamored by his profession, lived, and died completely surrendering to the sport of sniping. His tale of scaling great heights and eventually losing it all is equally inspiring and heart breaking.

Marshalling the Faithful

Author: Charles Henderson

Publisher: Berkley


Category: History

Page: 460

View: 2246

A dramatic account of the Marines' first year in Vietnam offers a soldier's perspective on the era at the front lines and describes their harrowing experiences with friendship, heroism, life, and death. Reissue.

Special Forces Sniper Skills

Author: Robert Stirling

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1782007644

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 4276

Special Forces Sniper Skills is a hard hitting account of the men, weapons and techniques used to coldly eliminate high value targets on the battlefield. Though many books have become best-sellers through telling one side of the story – a sniper's experiences, a training manual or a weapons catalogue – none before have combined the whole spectrum of a sniper's life and skills into one gripping book. This book examines the role of the sniper, and the unique skills employed, when serving as part of a Special Forces unit including the British SAS, the US Navy Seals and the Russian Spetznaz. The book is illustrated with photographs of every aspect of the sniper's trade and stories from the real-life experiences of the author's comrades: men who have served in almost every overt and covert conflict since World War II.

Blood Warriors

Author: Col. Michael Lee Lanning

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 030741468X

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 2778

Rangers, Green Berets, SEALs, Delta Force, LRRPs, Force Recon— and the struggle of the best and the bravest to keep America free They’re some of the toughest and most highly trained fighting men in the world—going where no ordinary soldier would go and doing what no ordinary soldier would dare. Outnumbered and outgunned, operating in small teams of five or six-deep in enemy territory far from help, they rely on their wits, their skills, and each other to get out alive. Blood Warriors is a penetrating, no-holds-barred account of the training, missions, and history of the military elites who mold America’s most dangerous and highly skilled warriors . . . from the navy’s SEALs and the Marine Corps’ Force Reconnaissance to the U.S. Army’s Delta Force, Rangers, and Special Forces. Here’s an in-depth look at each unit’s methods and standards: what’s required and what it takes to survive and succeed. Whether gathering intelligence, capturing prisoners, executing raids and ambushes, or just creating havoc in enemy territory, these men know that death is their constant companion—and one small misstep could mean body bags for everyone. Maybe that’s why America calls them heroes.

Soldier of Fortune Magazine Guide to Super Snipers

Author: Robert K. Brown,Vann Spencer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1628735414

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 1799

Becoming an elite sniper involves more than learning how to shoot. Snipers need to know how to judge terrain, wind, and sometimes even the curve of the Earth. They train their eyes to spot enemy movement in the distance and to never hesitate. A sniper is more that a finger behind a trigger; he is a scout, a scientist, a strategist, and the support group for a platoon. Soldier of Fortune Magazine Guide to Super Snipers brings you into the world of some of the most accomplished snipers. From Finland to Iraq, Korea to Somalia, Soldier of Fortune Magazine provides stories from the eyes of the snipers who made the kills. These trained marksmen describe their method of taking the perfect shot, all the way down to the type of chewing tobacco they prefer. Some of the super snipers in this collection include: Major Charles Greene Sergeant Dan Mills Gunnery Sergeant Jack Coughlin Chris Kyle Robert K. Brown And many more! Every sniper—just like every situation that calls for a sniper—is unique, and Soldier of Fortune Magazine Guide to Super Snipers will show you every step of the way, as you find the target, narrow the scope, and take the shot.