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    Hi all:
    I've been working on and off on a list of books related to sniping. I've added all that I could find, and below is the list. I'm sure it's far from complete, so feel free to send me additions. Now, some comments about the format of the list:

    1) The list is broken down by categories, to hopefully make things easier to find.

    2) I've only included the title and author name(s). ISBN's change between paperback and hardcover editons, and also between First Edition, Second Edition, etc. Author & title should be all you need to find these at a bookstore, to order them from a bookstore, or to buy them online. For out of print titles, you can search on http://bookfinder.com or http://abebooks.com.

    3) I have not included any editorial comments on the books themselves. Some of the books are standard texts, some are ok, and some are trash (especially in the Fiction section, which is also the most incomplete). I will say the Grandfather's Tale was the most disappointing book I've read lately. It's rife with errors (such as 900m headshots with a Tokarev SVT-40 semi-auto and captured ammo... yeah, right).

    4) The fact that these books are on the list doesn't mean I recommend any of them. While I own and have read a number of these books, I by no means own all of them.

    That said, here is your reading list for summer vacation!

    Cheers,
    --Hawk



    Sniper/Sniping Books:


    War of Northern Aggression:
    "Confederate Scout-Sniper: The Civil War Memoir of Berry Benson" by Benson
    "The Confederate Whitworth Sharpshooters" by Morrow
    Jack Hinson's One-Man War, A Civil War Sniper by Tom McKenney


    WW I:
    "The Emma Gees" by McBride
    "A Rifleman Went To War" by McBride
    "Sniping in France" by Prichard
    Winter War: "Rifles of the White Death" by Bowser
    "Gallipoli Sniper: The Life Of Billy Sing" by Hamilton


    WW II:
    "Enemy At the Gates" by Craig
    "A Handsome Guy: True story of the elite Marine Scout/Snipers during the WWII Battle of Okinawa" by Dolan
    "Shots Fired in Anger" by George
    "Spirit of a Sniper" by Russell (previously published as "The Shield of Mashona")
    "With British Snipers to the Reich" by Shore

    "Notes of a Sniper" by Zaitsev
    "Lectures on Sniping and the Use of Telescope and Optical Sights" by Richardson & Lattey


    Vietnam:
    "A Sniper in the Arizona: 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, in the Arizona Territory, 1967" by Culbertson\
    "13 Cent Killers: The 5th Marine Snipers in Vietnam" by Culbertson
    "Soldier: a Sniper's Story of Vietnam" by Gibbore
    "Marine Sniper" by Henderson
    "Silent Warrior: The Marine Sniper's Vietnam Story Continues" by Henderson
    "Dead Center: A Marine Sniper's Two-Year Odyssey in th Vietnam War" by Kugler
    "Inside the Crosshairs: Snipers in Vietnam" by Lanning
    "Dear Mom: A Sniper's Vietnam" by Ward
    "A Sniper's Journey", by Mitchell (covers Project Phoenix, which should be interesting)


    Iraq:
    "Shooter : The Autobiography of the Top-Ranked Marine Sniper" by Coughlin and Davis
    "Ronin: A Marine Scout/Sniper Platoon in Iraq" by Tucker
    "Hogs in the Shadows: Combat Stories from Marine Snipers in Iraq" by Afong
    "Sniper One: On Scope and Under Siege with a Sniper Team in Iraq" by Sgt. Dan Mills
    TRIGGER MEN, Shadow Team, Spider-Man, The Magnificent Bastards, and The American Combat Sniper by Hans Halberstadt.


    Chandler Series:
    "The Best of The One Shot Brotherhood" by Chandler
    "Death from Afar, Volume I" by Chandler
    "Death from Afar, Volume II" by Chandler
    "Death from Afar, Volume III" by Chandler
    "Death from Afar, Volume IV" by Chandler
    "Death from Afar, Volume V" by Chandler
    "White Feather" by Chandler


    Senich Series:
    "The Complete Book of US Sniping" by Senich
    "German Sniper: 1914-1945" by Senich
    "The Long-Range War: Sniping in Vietnam" by Senich
    "One-Round War: Usmc Scout-Snipers in Vietnam" by Senich
    "U.S. Marine Corps Scout-Sniper: World War II and Korea" by Senich


    Gilbert:
    "Sniper: The Skills, the Weapons, and the Experiences" by Gilbert
    "Stalk and Kill: The Sniper Experience" by Gilbert



    Pegler:
    "The Military Sniper Since 1914" by Pegler
    "Out Of Nowhere: A History Of The Military Sniper" by Pegler
    "Sniping in the Great War"
    "Sniper: A History of the US Marksman"[/i][/b]

    General Histories:
    "Sniper" by Brookesmith
    "Through The Crosshairs: A History Of Snipers" by Dougan
    "The Sniper at War" by Haskew
    "Crosshairs on the Kill Zone: American Combat Snipers Vietnam Through Operation Iraqi Freedom" by Roberts
    "Kill Zone: A Sniper Looks at Dealey Plaza by Roberts
    "One Shot One Kill " by Sasser
    "The British Sniper. British & Commonwealth Sniping & Equipments 1915-1983" by Skinnerton
    "Sniper: The Techniques and Equipment of the Deadly Marksman Sniper" by SGM Spicer
    "History of Sniping and Sharpshooting" by Plaster
    "Limited War Sniping", ed. by Senich, Fulco, & Leifield
    "Trigger Men: Shadow Team, Spider-Man, the Magnificent Bastards, and the American Combat Sniper" by Mast
    "The Hunting of Man: A History of the Sniper" by Dougan
    "Stalkers and Shooters: A History of Snipers" by Dockery

    Training:
    "Snipercraft: The Art of the Police Sniper" by Bartlett
    "Staring At The Crosshairs and Snipercraft" by Bartlett
    "Precision Shooting With The M1 Garand" by Baumgardner
    "Soviet Sniper's Handbook, 1942 & How to Zero the 1891 and 1891/30 7.62mm Three Line Rifle" Translated by Gebhardt & Tamony
    "SWAT Sniper : Deployment And Control" by Jones
    "The Military and Police Sniper" by Lau
    "The Tactical Marksman" by Lauck
    "Advanced Tactical Marksman" by Lauck
    "Sniper/Counter Sniper" by Lonsdale
    "The Complete .50-Caliber Sniper Course" by Michaelis
    "Care, Cleaning and Sportsmanship" by M/Sgt Owen, USMC (Ret.)
    "Leather Sling and Shooting Positions" by M/Sgt Owen, USMC (Ret.)
    "Reading the Wind" by M/Sgt Owen, USMC (Ret.)
    "Sight Alignment, Trigger Control and "The Big Lie"" by M/Sgt Owen, USMC (Ret.)
    "The Ultimate Sniper" by Plaster
    "The Police Sniper: A Complete Handbook" by Rapp
    "Rifle Accuracy Facts" by Vaughn
    "Precision Shooting at 1,000 Yards" by 13 of the Columnist-Writers of Precision Shooting Magazine
    "Ultimate Sniper, 2nd Edition", by Plaster
    "Fieldcraft, Sniping and Intelligence" by Armstrong
    "A Guide to Police Sniping" by Meyers
    "Illustrated Manual of Sniper Skills" by Spicer
    "To be a Military Sniper" by Mast
    "Swat Sniper: Deployment and Control" by Jones



    Equipment:
    "Combat Loads for the Sniper Rifle" by Avery
    "Poor Man’s Sniper Rifle" by Boone
    "World's Sniper Rifles" by Hogg
    "Modern Sniper Rifles" by Long
    "Accurizing The Factory Rifle" by McPherson
    "Dead On" by Noblitt & Gabrilska
    "An Armourer's Perspective: .303 No.4(T) Sniper Rifle, and the Holland & Holland Connection" by Laidler/Skinnerton
    "Sniper Variations of the German K98k Rifle" by Law
    "7.62mm L42A1 Sniper, L39A1, L8 & 2A Lee-Enfield Conversions" by Skennerton
    "Sniper Rifles of Two World Wars" by Tatum
    "Without Warning" by Law (This is a book covering the history of Canadian sniping equipment)
    "British Sniper - British & Commonwealth Sniping and Equipments 1915-1983" by Skennerton
    "303 Rifle No. 3, Pattern 1914 & Sniping Variants" - by Skennerton
    "Sniper Variations of the German K98k Rifle : Backbone of the Wehrmacht Volume II" by Law


    FM's:
    "Seal Sniper Training Program"
    "Sniper Training" FM 23-10
    "U.S. Army Sniper Training Manual" TC 23-14
    "U.S. Army Special Operations Target Interdiction Course: Sniper Training and Employment"
    "U.S. Marine Corps Scout/Sniper Training Manual" FMFM 1-3B



    Chandler Fiction (not necessarily about sniping):
    "The Black Rifle" by Chandler
    "Alcatraz" by Chandler
    "Arrowmaker" by Chandler
    "Chugger's Hunt" by Chandler
    "Dark Shadow" by Chandler
    "Fort Robinson" by Chandler
    "Gray's Talent" by Chandler
    "Hawk's Feather" by Chandler
    "Ironhawk" by Chandler
    "The Last Black Book" by Chandler
    "Morgan's Park" by Chandler
    "Ramsey" by Chandler
    "Shooter Galloway" by Chandler
    "Sniper One" by Chandler
    "Song of Blue Moccasin" by Chandler
    "Ted's Story" by Chandler
    "Tim Murphy Rifleman" by Chandler



    Other Fiction:
    "Enemies Foreign and Domestic" by Bracken
    "Grandfather's Tale" by Erenberger
    "Dangerous Game" by Hollway
    "Black Light" by Hunter
    "The Master Sniper" by Hunter
    "Point of Impact" by Hunter
    "Time to Hunt" by Hunter
    "The Justice Cooperative" by Martino
    "Shadow Over Babylon" by Mason
    "Fall of Freedom" by Phillips
    "War of the Rats" by Robbins (blatant rip-off of "Notes of a Sniper" by Zaitsev)
    "At Close Quarters/An Eye For An Eye" by Seymour
    "Sniper's Moon" by Stroud
    "The Cajun Sniper" by Talley
    "The Devil's Finger" by Ungerman
    "B-Zone: A Novel of the Gun" by Voth
    "Black: A Novel" by Whitcomb
    "The Scope of Justice" by Williamson
    "Kill Zone: A Sniper Novel" by Coughlin
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  • #2
    it´s possible to find some of them in french :

    -"death from afar vol 1" no change of the name
    -"Reading the Wind" by M/Sgt Owen, USMC (Ret.) under the name "lire le vent"
    -"Enemy At the Gates" by Craig under the name "stalingrad"
    -"Care, Cleaning and Sportsmanship" by M/Sgt Owen, USMC (Ret.) no change of the name
    -"Leather Sling and Shooting Positions" by M/Sgt Owen, USMC (Ret.)no change of the name
    -"Sight Alignment, Trigger Control and "The Big Lie"" by M/Sgt Owen, USMC (Ret.)no change of the name

    french FM's: is INF 207 " reglement sur la section tireur d´elite" and in the infantry platoon FM (INF202)you´v a parts about rules of marksman in platoon

    Equipment:
    for us in france we need to have the "MALFATTI N-6" it´s a reloading books but with a lot of informations and studies about sniping. recently some nice photo books are published but there´s no very intesting think in them , just nice pics.

    the serious montly books are :
    -cible (about weapons)
    -action gun (about weapons)
    -RAID ( about armys of the world)
    - commando (about sniping leo and elites units)
    -MOA ( about sniping BR long range shooting)but there´s no more than 10 000 books per month and it needed to suscribe for a year and you don´t find it in usual book store

    it´s not a complet list, i probably forget some one, but we don´t have any fictions , if you seen the size of list you can understand the situation about sniping in france.
    the solution i choose is to buy the original and spend some time to translate, for example yesterday i´v finished to read fifty cents killer in is original version, it take 20 days to read it. or when i read Combat Loads for the Sniper Rifle, i need my calculator in my left hands.
    god bless your editors !!!!
    " IF AT FIRST YOU DON'T SUCCEED, USE DUCT TAPE !" said Uncle Bowe

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    • #3
      I just finished "Sniper One: On Scope and Under Siege with a Sniper Team in Iraq" by Sgt. Dan Mills. This is worth adding to the Iraq list as it is from the perspective of a British team and the difficulties they faced in an urban environment and under repeated mortar attacks.

      Respectfully,

      Jet
      Isshin Ryu Student

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      • #4
        I just finished, TRIGGER MEN, Shadow Team, Spider-Man, The Magnificent Bastards, and The American Combat Sniper by Hans Halberstadt.

        It's a compilation of stories by various snipers, Marine and Army from Iraq. Very interesting reading, great book.
        "Do the right thing even if it means dying like a dog when no one's there to see you do it." Vice Admiral James Stockdale, NAVY PILOT

        "Honor, Integrity, Commitment to core values. When they become abstract concepts or "ideals", all is lost." Me.

        "Character is doing the right thing, even when no one is looking." J.C. Watts

        "I have never seen a projectile turn in flight and come back at the ship that fired it, I cannot however make that same statement regarding missiles." Me.

        Deus lo vult! = "God wills it!"

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        • #5
          Updated List.
          "Do the right thing even if it means dying like a dog when no one's there to see you do it." Vice Admiral James Stockdale, NAVY PILOT

          "Honor, Integrity, Commitment to core values. When they become abstract concepts or "ideals", all is lost." Me.

          "Character is doing the right thing, even when no one is looking." J.C. Watts

          "I have never seen a projectile turn in flight and come back at the ship that fired it, I cannot however make that same statement regarding missiles." Me.

          Deus lo vult! = "God wills it!"

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