The Sniper at War From the American Revolutionary War to the Present Day by Michael E. Haskew

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Published by Thomas Dunne Books .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • History,
  • History - Military / War,
  • Military,
  • Military - General,
  • History / Military / General,
  • Sniping (Military science)

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The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages192
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9721767M
ISBN 100312336519
ISBN 109780312336516

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The Sniper at War looks at the impact and role of the sniper from the American Revolution to the present day. From the very beginning, snipers risked their lives for the chance of a clean kill. Haskew looks at how the art of sniping in war has become more professinoal and specialized, with dedicated training courses and equipment/5(8).

The Sniper at War: From the American Revolutionary War to the Present Day. Nothing chills the blood of a soldier on the battle field more than the crack of a rifle shot and the cry of "Sniper!". A skilled sniper can stop even large units in /5. Snipers at War is a detailed history and analysis of the equipment, tactics, and personalities of the "sniping world," from the pursuit of accuracy to the latest electronic aids to observation and ranging.

The role of the sniper was largely ignored until the Winter War of ¬ between Finland and the Soviet Union/5(2). The Sniper at War looks at the impact and role of the sniper from the American Revolutionary War to the present day.

It was not until the late 18th century that advances in technology made accurate sniping with a gun possible. The American backwoodsmen took a toll of the redcoats with their hunting rifles, and the modern art of sniping was born/5(8).

The Sniper at War looks at the impact and role of the sniper from the American Revolutionary War to the present day.

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Nothing chills the blood of a soldier on the battle field more than the crack of a rifle shot and the cry of "Sniper!". A skilled sniper can stop even large units in their tracks and damge the enemy's morale.5/5(1).

The Sniper by James Riordan puts a new perspective on the war of wars. The book starts in Stalingrad with a sixteen year old girl, Tania. The year is /5. In the first paragraph, O'Flaherty reveals that the two sides at war are the Republicans and the Free Staters. To put this into context, these two sides emerged during the Irish Civil War.

The sniper looked at his enemy falling and he shuddered. The lust of battle The Sniper at War book in him. He became bitten by remorse. The sweat stood out in beads on his forehead. Weakened by his wound and the long summer day of fasting and watching on the roof, he revolted from the sight of the shattered mass of his dead enemy.

His teeth chattered, he began. This book gives a snapshot of a number of different snipers, from various countries, that fought during the second world war. Not a lot detail is given on each sniper, but there is enough determine if your interest is peaked enough to study that person in more detail/5(29).

One, I love war books and two, I love history books (Marine Sniper is set in the Vietnam War). Sadly, the book was a disappointment. The amount of melodramatic fictionalization of everything Charles Henderson's 'Marine Sniper' is a dramatized account of the life of a Vietnam War sniper/5.

American Sniper is a compelling read.” (CLINT EASTWOOD) “An amazingly detailed account of fighting in Iraq--a humanizing, brave story that’s extremely readable.” (PATRICIA CORNWELL, New York Times Book Review) “In the elite community of warriors, one The Sniper at War book has risen above our ranks and distinguished himself as unique.

Chris Kyle is that Cited by: From the American Revolutionary War to the Present Day Michael Haskew With many first-hand accounts from snipers and those who have faced them, this highly illustrated book is a guide to these secretive and deadly individuals and the role they have played in.

Michael E. Haskew is the editor of WWII History Magazine and The World War II Desk Reference with the Eisenhower Center for American Studies. He is the author of The Sniper At War, The Encyclopedia of Elite Forces in World War II, Order of Battle: Western Allied Forces of WWII, and The Italian Campaign in World War II.

In The Sniper by Liam O’Flaherty we have the theme of war and the effects war can have on an individual. Set during the Irish Civil War the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises just how difficult war can be with brother fighting and killing brother.

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Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read The Sniper at War: From the American Revolutionary War to the Present Day. “The Sniper” begins just before dawn in Dublin, Ireland, during the Irish Civil War.

A Republic sniper sits on a roof and lights a cigarette despite knowing that the flash of his lighter might tip off his enemy. It does, and an enemy sniper, a Free Stater, sends a bullet flying overhead. The Sniper Summary “The Sniper” by Liam O'Flaherty is about two snipers on opposing sides of the Irish Civil War.

Two snipers are stationed on opposite sides of a street. Vasily Grigoryevich Zaytsev (Russian: Васи́лий Григо́рьевич За́йцев, IPA: [vɐˈsʲilʲɪj ɡrʲɪˈɡorʲjɪvʲɪtɕ ˈzajtsɨf]; 23 March – 15 December ) was a Soviet sniper during World War to 10 Novemberhe killed 32 Axis soldiers with a standard-issue rifle.

Between 10 November and 17 Decemberduring the Battle of Stalingrad Battles/wars: World War II, Eastern Front, Battle. The fervor of war and the competition between the sniper’s makes the Republican sniper feel a surge of joy at killing, at winning.

He has survived, and he has outwitted his enemy. Meanwhile the description of the enemy sniper’s falling body accentuates its lifelessness, accentuates that war involves the taking of life. Jim DeFelice is the co-author, with former U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, of the multi-million-copy bestseller American Sniper, the source for Clint Eastwood’s film starring Bradley Cooper.

His other books include Omar Bradley: General at War; Rangers at Dieppe; and West Like Lightning: The Brief, Legendary Ride of the Pony Express. He lives in /5(K). The authors of this book is like a who’s who of sniper and military history.

Their separate articles on the snipers of World War Two must have been agreed upon ahead of time. As these stories and individual histories were combined the resulted in a great reference book that every Military Historian should have on their bookshelf/ Like "The Sniper," O'Flaherty's short story "Civil War," included in the collection of the same name, explores the experience of the war through two Republican soldiers—one an idealist and one a realist—who are trapped on a rooftop, waiting for death.

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Christopher Scott Kyle (April 8, – February 2, ) was a United States Navy SEAL sniper. He served four tours in the Iraq War and was awarded several commendations for acts of heroism and meritorious service in combat.

He was awarded one Silver Star Medal, four Bronze Star Medals with "V" devices, a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and numerous other Awards: Silver Star (1), Bronze Star Medal. “One of the very best books to come out of the war in Iraq,” (Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, bestselling author of On Killing), The Last Punisher is a gripping and intimate on-the-ground memoir from a Navy SEAL who was part of SEAL Team THREE with American Sniper Chris Kyle.

Experience his deployment, from his first mission to his first kill to his eventual Brand: Threshold Editions. Directed by Clint Eastwood. With Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Kyle Gallner, Cole Konis. Navy S.E.A.L. sniper Chris Kyle's pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend.

Back home with his family after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind/10(K). "The Sniper" by Liam O’Flaherty is a story written in the third person, closely following the viewpoint of a sniper on the Irish Republican side in the Irish Civil War.

The narrator, although. As for tone and mood, consider that the story is centered around a lone sniper, a very young soldier trying to survive in the Irish Civil War.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages: illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 25 cm: Contents: The wars of empire --Trench warfare --War in the west --The eastern front --The Pacific theatre --Korea and the cold war --The Vietnam war --Paramilitary snipers --Recent conflicts --Modern snipers.

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The Sniper Log Book. Disclaimer: The list of war time snipers contained on this page is in no way intended to glorify the amount of people these soldiers have killed, it is intended to recognize the manner in which these soldiers excelled at accomplishing the mission assigned to them in a time of war.

A Soviet World War II sniper with logged kills. Soviet Union: Henry Norwest: – – A sniper in the 50th Canadian Infantry Battalion during the First World War. He had confirmed kills and was killed by a German sniper on 18 August Canada: Fyodor Okhlopkov: – – The Civil War: A Narrative by Shelby Foote.

This epic three-volume masterpiece is to war what Gibbon’s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire was to history. It is the definitive history of the US Civil War — it gives equal treatment to both sides, and is more than one million words, but is never boring. This book was a large part of Ken.

In the anti-war short story “The Sniper” written by Liam O Flaherty, a Republican sniper embraces his rifle and conceals on the roof top without a sound, waiting to kill his enemies. The sniper accidentally gives away his location when he lights up a cigarette and exposes himself to the enemy sniper on the opposite roof.

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