Sunday, February 28, 2016

Big Library Read: American Sniper

Earlier this month I told you about the Big Library Read and the opportunity to vote on the next selection. The book has been chosen the the Big Library Read will take place March 17 - 31. The book chosen is American Sniper by Chris Kyle. Here is a bit about the book.

The #1 New York Times bestselling memoir of U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle, and the source for Clint Eastwood’s blockbuster movie which was nominated for six academy awards, including best picture.

From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. His fellow American warriors, whom he protected with deadly precision from rooftops and stealth positions during the Iraq War, called him “The Legend”; meanwhile, the enemy feared him so much they named him al-Shaitan (“the devil”) and placed a bounty on his head. Kyle, who was tragically killed in 2013, writes honestly about the pain of war—including the deaths of two close SEAL teammates—and in moving first-person passages throughout, his wife, Taya, speaks openly about the strains of war on their family, as well as on Chris. Gripping and unforgettable, Kyle’s masterful account of his extraordinary battlefield experiences ranks as one of the great war memoirs of all time.

If your library uses Overdrive as a source of ebooks there will be unlimited copies of the book available. You will have access to the book without holds. If you are interested in participating in the Big Library Read, be sure to visit the web site to learn more!

(I will probably not be participating this time. I have a lot of books I want to get through this month, and to be honest, memoirs are not my thing. But it is nice to know the opportunity is that, should I change my mind!)

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