Marine Sniper

By Charles Henderson

  • Release Date: 1988-01-01
  • Genre: Military
Score: 4.5
From 258 Ratings


The explosive true story of Sergeant Carlos Hathcock, a legendary Marine sniper in the Vietnam War.

There have been many Marines. There have been many marksmen. But there has only been one Sergeant Carlos Hathcock.

He stalked the Viet Cong behind enemy lines—on their own ground. And each time, he emerged from the jungle having done his duty. His record is one of the finest in military history, with ninety-three confirmed kills.

This is the story of a simple man who endured incredible dangers and hardships for his country and his Corps. These are the missions that have made Carlos Hathcock a legend in the brotherhood of Marines. They are exciting, powerful, chilling—and all true.


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  • Gripping story of the start of a legendary elite!!

    By Csmith3
    Couldn't put this book down!! The author takes you through the paces of Carlos Hathcock and the trials and tribulations that he endured. One of the best books I've ever read.
  • Marine sniper

    By Termanator120
    Great book just goes to show how bad things can get in war and what people have sacrificed for our country
  • Carlos Hathcock

    By SSgt Turbo
    What a fantastic book about a legendary Marine sniper. This book will keep you riveted to it. A great inside account of his missions and his mindset. One of the best books I have read in a long time. This book rivals American Sniper by Chris Kyle.
  • One great hero.

    By Thankfull for this app.
    What a inspiration. I wish their was many more people of this caliber in our country and especially our government. Reading this just makes me want to be better.
  • Good story but poorly written

    By mack33g
    I'm really disappointed in this book. The author had some amazing material to work with but I just can't get past the awfully contrived dialogue. Everyone speaks with the same "voice", people always conveniently ask clarifying questions at inappropriate times so that the author has a chance to explain / do a flashback. There was this part where they had some enemy troops pinned down and Hathcock decides of all times to reminisce about winning a sniping medal. Are you kidding?? Each time this happens it yanks you out of the story and ruins the immersion. Pity.

    By Bdthd
    Motivating read. I read it as a Lance Corporal and again as a Retired Master Sergeant
  • Absolutely amazing!

    By Camo.flauge
    This is a must read! Gunnery Sergeant Hathcock is a true American hero who ought to be studied. I wish we had more men today that loved their country as he did.
  • Is a true story

    By skymaster747
    This book is a must read, and Carlos Hatchcock is a true american hero , and. He is what a real marine is all about . Hoorayy