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The killing school : inside the world's deadliest sniper program / Brandon Webb ; with John David Mann.

Webb, Brandon, (author.). Mann, John David, (author.).
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  • 9 of 9 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Bloomfield Eastern Greene Co PL - Eastern Branch 356.16 WEB (Text) 36804000255706 NONFIC Available -
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Lebanon PL - Lebanon 356.162 WEB (Text) 34330513121047 Adult - Non-Fiction Available -
Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library 356.162 WEB (Text) 78551000531251 Non-Fiction Available -
Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library 359.984 WEBB 2017 (Text) 39206021386055 NonFiction Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield 356.162 Webb (Text) 31208912512219 non-fiction Available -
Poseyville Carnegie PL - Poseyville 356.16 Webb (Text) 70651000026767 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Starke Co PL - Koontz Lake Branch (Walkerton) 356.162 WEB (Text) 30141010065775 ADULT NON-FICTION Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial 356.162 WEBB (Text) 33946003254716 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781250129932
  • ISBN: 1250129931
  • Physical Description: x, 346 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, [2017]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: living with death -- The mission -- Warrior, assassin, spy -- Born to shoot -- Hell -- The craft -- Sniper school -- The platinum standard -- Zen mind, lethal mind -- The reality of war -- The art and science of the shot -- The stalk -- Welcome to the jungle -- Outside the box -- The long night -- The shot -- Ambush -- Impact -- Deliverance -- The kill -- Taking life -- Epilogue: alive.
Summary, etc.:
"As a SEAL sniper and combat veteran, Webb was tapped to revamp the U.S. Naval Special Warfare (SEAL) Scout/Sniper School, incorporating the latest advances in technology and ballistics software to create an entirely new course that continues to test the skills and even the best warriors. In this revealing new book, Webb takes readers through every aspect of this training, describing how Spec Ops snipers are taught each dimension of their art. Trainees learn to utilize every edge possible to make their shot--from studying crosswinds, barometric pressure, latitude, and even the rotation of the Earth to becoming ballistic experts. But marksmanship is only one aspect of the training. Each SEAL's endurance, stealth and mental and physical stamina are tested and pushed to the breaking point. Webb also shows how this training plays out in combat, using real-life exploits of the world's top snipers, including Jason Delgado, who led a Marine platoon in the Battle of Husaybah and made some of the most remarkable kill shots in the Iraq War; Nicholas Irving, the U.S. Army Ranger credited with thirty-three kills in a single three-month tour in Afghanistan; and Rob Furlong, who during Operation Anaconda delivered the then-longest kill shot in history. During Webb's sniper school tenure, the course graduated some of the deadliest and most skilled snipers of this generation, including Marcus Luttrell (Lone Survivor), Adam Brown (Fearless), and Chris Kyle (American Sniper). From recon and stalk, to complex last minute adjustments, and finally the moment of taking the shot, The Killing School demonstrates how today's sniper is trained to function as an entire military operation rolled into a single individual--an army of one."--Provided by publisher.
Subject: United States. Navy. SEALs > Training of.
Sniping (Military science) > Study and teaching.
Snipers > United States.
Commando troops > Training of > United States.
Special operations (Military science) > United States > History > 21st century.
HISTORY / Military / Special Forces.
Military art and science > United States > History.

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