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An acclaimed military historian leads you into the world of the combat sniper-on the safe side of the crosshairs...
From the black-powder chaos of the American Revolution to the bitter carnage of Vietnam, he is a presence as familiar to war as death itself. He is the combat sniper-revered as the ultimate warrior by some and reviled as a monster by those who have known the terror of his invisible ambush.
As the "Wild Boys" who crawled the no-man's-land between the trenches in WWI, terrorizing the enemy and dodging fire from the shelter of shell craters.
As the officer-hunting German snipers is WWII's Normandy-so unnerving that hardened commanders began to disguise their rank.
As the men who boasted a shot/ill ration of 1.7 to 1 in Vietnam-a figure that was 50,000 to 1 among general soldiers.
From the evolution of the art, to firsthand accounts of legendary exploits, through the basics of sniper training, Sniper traces the development of these feared huntsmen, marking their historical battles and their pivotal role in modern forces.
Includes 8 pages of authentic action photographs!
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Peter Brookesmith is a freelance writer and editor whose work and interests cover much of the military and scientific spectrum. He is the co-author of The Fighting Handgun, and has contributed to the Larousse Encyclopedia of Science and Technology and the Encyclopedia Britannica. He lives in England.Review:
"Engrossing." --Publishers Weekly
"Comprehensive." --Military Book Club
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Book Description Thomas Dunne Books, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0312260989
Book Description Thomas Dunne Books, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1. Seller Inventory # DADAX0312260989
Book Description Thomas Dunne Books, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110312260989