AMERICAN SNIPER Memorial Edition by Chris Kyle with Co-author Jim Defelice, detailing the life and service of the late-Navy SEAL
Chris Kyle, was the number one best-selling nonfiction title in America
during much of 2012 and 2013 and again in early 2015. The movie based
on the book was nominated for six Academy Awards and smashed box office
records when released in January 2015. It stars Bradley Cooper and was
directed by Clint Eastwood.
Prolific author Jim DeFelice has written over fifty fiction and non-fiction books, fifteen of which were New York Times best-sellers. Gritty realism, meticulous research, and the ability to dig deeply into the human experience of war, geo-politics, and technology characterize his body of work.
AMERICAN WIFE (May 2015, NY Times bestseller), written with Taya Kyle (Chris Kyle's widow)relates her experiences as a military wife, and the faith and friendships that sustained her the turbulent year after her husband was murdered. CODE NAME: JOHNNY WALKER (2014), another NY Times best-seller, gave voice to an Iraqi who became a translator for American forces, was admired by Chris Kyle, and saved hundreds of lives. It's a look at the Iraqi War from the unique viewpoint of ordinary civilians caught up in the chaos of the American invasion, religious terrorists, and civil war. Mr. DeFelice's military biographies include OMAR BRADLEY: GENERAL AT WAR (2011), the first critical biography of the important World War II general, which was chosen to launch Regnery Publishing's prestigious new history line in 2011. The book followed the 2008 publication of RANGERS AT DIEPPE, a groundbreaking account of the Rangers' and the U.S. Army's first ground action in Europe during World War II. Mr. DeFelice's most recent novels, THE HELIOS CONSPIRACY (2012), BLOOD OF WAR (2013) and LEOPARDS KILL (2010) all received star reviews as among the best novels of the year from. The nonfiction AMERICAN GUN (2013), which DeFelice ghostwrote, also received a starred review. Mr. DeFelice collaborates with a number of entertainment personalities and other best-selling writers, including Tom Clancy (SHADOW WARRIORS), Dale Brown (DREAMLAND series), Larry Bond (FIRST TEAM and RED DRAGON RISING), Richard Marcinko (ROGUE WARRIOR series), and Dale Brown (DREAMLAND AND DREAMLAND THRILLER series). He has also worked as a developer and writer on video games Ace Combat: Assault Horizon, the number one selling air-combat franchise in the world, and Afro Samurai II.