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.
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Kevin Dockery has been the armorer in the President's Guard under Presidents Nixon and Ford, a radio broadcaster, gunsmith, and historian. He spent time in Iraq and Kuwait during Desert Storm as what he refers to as a "corporate mercenary." Mr. Dockery follows his hobbies of raising Rottweilers, blacksmithing, and knife and sword making.Review:
Dockery blends oral history and conventional narrative with consummate skill. -- Booklist
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Book Description Berkley Hardcover, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110425210022
Book Description Berkley Hardcover. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0425210022 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0153801