Book Review on Marine Sniper: 93 Confirmed Kills written by Charles Henderson

Book Review By Christopher “Jawa” Phares - OSOK#200

Marine Sniper is a book detailing the true adventures of Carlos Hathcock, quite arguably the world’s greatest sniper.  Gunnery Sergeant Hathcock was a Sniper in Vietnam who holds the USMC’s record for most casualties inflicted by one person.

The book is not filled with “how to's” or information on how to become a better sniper but it tells the tale of a real sniper, and describes some of the traits that make a good sniper.  Also, it puts a paintball sniper into the mindset of a real life sniper, where the threats are real, and the balls kill.

While I wouldn’t consider this the best book on becoming a better sniper, I recommend it to anyone who wants a taste of the real.  Also, this is one of the very few books about snipers that you should be able to find at your local bookstore or library.  It has a sequel titled Silent Warrior: The Marine Sniper’s Story Continues.