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    Description"A gritty, no-holds-barred behind-the-scenes memoir of life as one of the world's top snipers"In "Sniper Elite," Rob Maylor takes readers inside the closed world of the elite Special Forces sniper, detailing Maylor's dedication to the dark art of sniping and touching on the history of the great snipers who came before him. As one of Australia's most highly trained and successful combat marksmen, he tells the story of his years on the front lines, from his early service with the Royal Marines in Northern Ireland, to action in Iraq, and most recently in Afghanistan where he was involved in some of the heaviest fighting in the conflict. He also chronicles his near-death experience in a Blackhawk helicopter that crashed off Fiji, killing two of his friends, and how he would walk for hours, sometimes days, through hostile country until he found the right position. Then, when the moment was right, he aimed, and with absolute precision, put the bullet just where it was going to have the most effect. Filled with dark humor and the almost-religious sense of brotherhood within such an exclusive group of warriors, this is an explosive and revealing combat memoir--and an inside look at the shadowy world of the modern sniper.


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    Title
    Sniper Elite
    Subtitle
    The World of a Top Special Forces Marksman
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rob Maylor, By (author) Robert Macklin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 136 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 322 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781250010469
    ISBN 10: 1250010462
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: TTM
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: HBW, JWH
    DC21: 358.4
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27470
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 74
    BISAC V2.8: TEC025000
    B&T Approval Code: A44100000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A44604000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027180
    DC22: 358.4
    BISAC V2.8: BIO008000
    LC subject heading: , , , , ,
    LC classification: UA872 .M39 2012
    Publisher
    St. Martin's Griffin
    Imprint name
    St. Martin's Griffin
    Publication date
    07 August 2012
    Author Information
    ROB MAYLOR is a former member of Australia's SAS, an elite sniper who saw combat all over the world, including three tours of Afghanistan in 2005, 2007 and 2008. He lives in Australia. ROBERT MACKLIN is a well-known Australian biographer and historian, with more than twenty books to his credit.
    Review quote
    "[A] macho memoir of a special-forces badass . . . Maylor toured the world, enduring surprisingly grueling exercises from the artic to the jungle . . . training, horseplay and nuts-and-bolts military minutiae along with the usual fireworks." --"Kirkus Reviews" "A chilling glimpse of the hazards encountered by SAS troops." --"Daily Telegraph" "A rare beast in this genre, this is an honest, insider's account of the dark arts of sniping and special forces." --"Herald Sun "