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William Doyle


William Doyle

William Doyle is the co-author, with former U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, of AMERICAN GUN: A History of the U.S. in Ten Firearms. His other books include A SOLDIER'S DREAM: Captain Travis Patriquin and the Awakening of Iraq, AN AMERICAN INSURRECTION, INSIDE THE OVAL OFFICE and A MISSION FROM GOD (with James Meredith). He served as director of original programming for HBO, and he is co-producer of the PBS special "Navy SEALs: Their Untold Story."

William Doyle

Books by William Doyle

by William Doyle - History, Nonfiction

At 2:00 a.m. on August 2, 1943, U.S. Patrol Torpedo boat PT-109, captained by Lieutenant John F. Kennedy, was struck by the Japanese destroyer Amagiri near the Solomon Islands. Despite injuring his back, Lt. Kennedy led his battered and exhausted men on a harrowing three-and-a-half-mile swim to a tiny uninhabited island. Desperate for food and water, Kennedy set off on a solo reconnaissance mission, scouting two larger islands two-and-a-half miles away. For six days they lived off coconuts and kept out of sight of passing Japanese patrols until they were rescued.

by Chris Kyle with William Doyle - History, Military, Nonfiction

At the time of his tragic death in February 2013, former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, the top sniper in U.S. military history, was finishing one of the most exciting missions of his life: a remarkable book that retold American history through the lens of a hand-selected list of firearms. Kyle masterfully shows how guns have played a fascinating, indispensable, and often underappreciated role in our national story.