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Shooter : The Autobiography of the Top-Ranked Marine Sniper
Shooter The Autobiography of the TopRanked Marine Sniper
Author: Jack Coughlin, Casey Kuhlman, Donald A. Davis
With more than sixty confirmed kills, Jack Coughlin is the Marine Corps' top-ranked sniper. Shooter is his harrowing first-person account of a sniper's life on and off the modern battlefield. — Gunnery Sgt. Jack Coughlin is a divorced father of two who grew up in a wealthy Boston suburb. At the age of nineteen, although he had never even held a g...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780312336851
ISBN-10: 0312336853
Publication Date: 5/1/2005
Pages: 320
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4.2 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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The authors allow us to understand the mind of why and how Jack Coughlin did his deadly war work. I found it the type of book I can recommend without any reservation to someone who is remotely interested in how one of the most successful snipers did his job. He is a great American.
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I enjoyed this book. It was a very descriptive no apologies look at a snipers role in the Iraqi war.
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This is definitely a page turner. I havn't read many Military books, and I find that this book offers significant insight into the minds of those involved in the war in Iraq. I highly recommend to anyone who can stand literary-gore.
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legz avatar reviewed Shooter : The Autobiography of the Top-Ranked Marine Sniper on + 507 more book reviews
Gunnery Sgt. Jack Coughlins detailed account of his time in the Iraq war as a sniper. I like these books from the soldier's point of view cutting through the media & political spin. Jack describes the mindset, precision, mathematical equations & decisions a sniper has to make in wartime. Clashes with upper officers ("Bob" reminds me of the "bob" in Benghazi) and frustration with decisions made from people a world away making decisions who have never been in combat. Leading a team of Marines and forming a platoon of trust and friendship while death is all around.
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Coughlin and Kuhlman were with the 7th Marines, Battalion 3/4, in action constantly through Operation Iraqi Freedom which brought the curtain down on Saddam Hussein.

Sniper Coughlin earlier was in action in Somalia.

This book provides a clear, dispassionate treatment of these modern conflicts and particularly the physical and mental challenges faced by the sniper in these diverse environments. This is a well written account which offers a detailed inside explanation of the demanding work and experiences of the modern warrior to those of us who have not "been there".
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After reading several books written by retired generals, it's nice to read a book from a soldier's perspective during a war. From preparation to completion of tasks, Coughlin has given us a glimpse of his daily routines and challenges. Overall, this book is a light read. While a few excerpts slowed the tempo of the book, the rest of the book kept you rivited to your seat.
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Good book to read for someone who is looking for realistic view from actual Shooter perspective.


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