Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Shock Factor: American Snipers in the War on Terror

Shock Factor: American Snipers in the War on Terror 
by Gunnery SGT. Jack Coughlin, USMC (Ret.) 326 pages published 2014
 I was terribly disappointed in this book. I expected precision and accuracy from a Marine sniper. However on the second page of chapter one he talked about riflemen during the battle of New Orleans. These riflemen were picking off British officers with well-placed shots. He painted a picture of one of the rifleman, The rifle came up and belched black smoke. Unfortunately black powder makes WHITE smoke, not black smoke. A little mistake, most wouldn't notice. But for the rest of the book, I was never sure if anything else was accurate. Too bad.

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