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American Sniper tops February Bestseller Lists

The most popular title last month was the autobiography of ex-Navy Seal Chris Kyle who became the most successful sniper in U.S. military history logging more than 150 confirmed kills during his career.  In the book Kyle provides a first person account of how he went from being a rodeo cowboy in his home state of Texas to an expert marksman.  Many of his accomplishments remain under the lock and key of The Pentagon but among those that have become public include a 2008 incident in Sadr City where he made his longest successful shot, spotting and killing an insurgent with a rocket launcher 2,100 yards (1.9km) away.

Unfortunately the recent popularity of Kyle’s book can be attributed to his recent death on February 2, 2013.  Kyle was shot and killed at a shooting rage in Erath County, Texas by a fellow veteran whom Kyle was accompanying to the range, reportedly as part of a post-traumatic stress disorder therapy program.  Kyle was 38.

Top 10 bestselling books on AbeBooks.com
1. American Sniper by Chris Kyle
2. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
3. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
4. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
5. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
6. Latin for the New Millennium by Milena Minkova
7. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
8. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
9. Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
10. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Top 10 bestselling signed books on AbeBooks
1. American Sniper by Chris Kyle
2. Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russell
3. Tenth of December by George Saunders
4. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
5. Bring up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
6. Ghostman by Roger Hobbs
7. My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor
8. Beautiful Redemption by Kami Garcia
9. Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin
10. Who I Am by Pete Townshend

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