Snipers are numbered among the most highly trained and efficient of all trained killers. They can act as lone agents or as part of a strategic military force. From the French sniper who shot Admiral Nelson from the topmast of a French frigate at the battle of Trafalgar, to Lee Harvey Oswald's devastating and unexplained assassination of John F Kennedy in 1963, they have played a crucial - and shadowy - part in our history. Now defence expert Craig Cabell, with weapons archivist, Richard Brown, peel away the mystery surrounding these most deadly of gunmen, to reveal the true nature of the sniper, from the precision strategies used in war to the terror tactics of the infamous Washington 'sniper'. This is an essential book for any military enthusiast.
Craig Cabell is the writer of six previous books including biography and military history. For five years he was an in-house reporter with Focus - The House Journal of the Ministry of Defence. However he has been a freelance reporter for over fifteen years, working most notably for the Independent newspaper. As an officer in the Foreign Office Richard Brown worked in the field of military exports, and then continued this theme through his later career with the Ministry of Defence. He now works for a major international defence manufacturer. Snipers is Richard's first non-fiction.