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

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

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The killing school : inside the world's deadliest sniper program
Title
The killing school
Title remainder
inside the world's deadliest sniper program
Statement of responsibility
Brandon Webb ; with John David Mann
Title variation
Inside the world's deadliest sniper program
Title variation remainder
inside the worlds deadliest sniper program
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Language
eng
Summary
"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
Summary
A tour of the elite three-month Navy SEAL scout and sniper training program, co-written by a veteran who was tapped to incorporate the latest technological advances into the program, explains how trainees are instructed to utilize every possible edge and how their training plays out in real combat
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10561837
Cataloging source
DLC
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Webb, Brandon,
Dewey number
356/.162
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
UD330
LC item number
.W334 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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Mann, John David,
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True
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  • United States
  • Sniping (Military science)
  • Snipers
  • Commando troops
  • Special operations (Military science)
  • Commando troops
  • Snipers
  • Sniping (Military science)
  • Special operations (Military science)
  • United States
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Military
  • HISTORY / Military / Special Forces
  • Snipers
  • Military art and science
Target audience
adult
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inside the world's deadliest sniper program
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The killing school : inside the world's deadliest sniper program, Brandon Webb ; with John David Mann
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Publication
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
21071230
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 346 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250129932
Lccn
2017002452
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)957022585
Label
The killing school : inside the world's deadliest sniper program, Brandon Webb ; with John David Mann
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
21071230
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 346 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250129932
Lccn
2017002452
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)957022585

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