The Longest Kill

The Longest Kill: The Story of Maverick 41, One of the World's Greatest Snipers

Non-Fiction, History & Politics, Military History, General Military History
Paperback Published on: 19/05/2016
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Synopsis

Through conflicts in the Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan, this is the vivid memoir of British sniper Craig Harrison.

It takes a tough mindset to be a successful sniper, to be able to dig in for days on your own as you wait for your target, to stay calm on a battlefield when you yourself have become the target the enemy most want to take out. Craig Harrison has what it takes and in November 2009 in Afghanistan, under intense pressure, he saved the lives of his comrades with the longest confirmed sniper kill – 2,475 metres, the length of twenty-five football pitches.

In The Longest Kill, his unflinching autobiography, Craig catapults us into the heat of the action as he describes his active service in the Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan, and gives heart-stopping accounts of his sniper ops as he fought for his life on the rooftops of Basra and the barren hills of Helmand province. Craig was blown up by an IED in Afghanistan and left battling severe PTSD. After his identity was revealed in the press he also had to cope with Al Qaeda threats against him and his family. For Craig, the price of heroism has been devastatingly high.

  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781447286363
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Weight: 222g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 132 x 22 mm

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The Longest Kill
This is a must must must read
As theAs the title says if you want to know the gritty truth as well as a well written background story of family ties or not in some cases and what it mea... READ MORE
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