Sniper One

On Scope and Under Siege with a Sniper Team in Iraq

Sgt. Dan Mills

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When Sgt. Dan Mills and the rest of the 1st Battalion, The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment, flew into Iraq in April 2004, they were supposed to be winning hearts and minds. They were soon fighting for their lives.

Within hours of their arrival in Iraq, a grenade bounced off one of the battalion’s Land Rovers, rolled underneath, and detonated. The ambush marked the beginning of a full-scale firefight during which Mills killed a man with a round that removed his assailant’s head. It was going to be a long tour.

Like some postapocalyptic Mad Max nightmare, the place had gone to hell in a handbasket. Throat-burning winds, blast bombs, and well-trained, well-organized militias armed with AKs, RPGs, and a limitless supply of mortar rounds were the icing on the cake.

For the next six months, isolated, besieged, and under constant fire, their battalion refused to give an inch. Sniper One is a breathtaking chronicle of endurance, camaraderie, dark humor, and courage in the face of relentless, lethal assault.

 

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Praise for Sniper One

“One of the best firsthand accounts of combat that I’ve ever read.” —Andy McNab


“Mills powerfully describes the demanding work of his snipers before and after the city was brought under control (more or less). . . . British participation in Iraq has been largely ignored in the United States. That should change with Mills’s page-turning account, already an international bestseller.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Possibly the year’s best book, so far, on combat in Iraq.” —Booklist


“Another testosterone-laced memoir of an elite unit kicking butt in Iraq, this one with a cheerful, politically incorrect British twist. . . . A military memoir refreshingly devoid of the usual patriotic overlay.” —Kirkus Reviews


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Sgt. Dan Mills

Sgt. Dan Mills was decorated for his command of an eighteen-man sniper platoon during the siege of Al Amarah. During a long army career he has served in Bosnia, Kosovo, Northern Ireland, and the Falkland Islands. Sniper One is his first book.

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Sniper One
On Scope and Under Siege with a Sniper Team in Iraq
Sgt. Dan Mills

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
October 2009
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312567385
ISBN10: 0312567383
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 384 pages, Includes sixteen pages of color photographs
$16.99

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Paperbacks
April 2011
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780312542429
ISBN10: 0312542429
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 336 pages, Plus one 8-page black-and-white photograph insert
$7.99

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e-Book Agency
St. Martin's Press
April 2010
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429933421
ISBN10: 1429933429
384 pages, Includes sixteen pages of color photographs
$7.99
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