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Black Hawk Down

A Story of Modern War

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Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowden
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Already a classic of war reporting and now reissued as a Grove Press paperback, Black Hawk Down is Mark Bowden's brilliant account of the longest sustained firefight involving American troops since the Vietnam War. On October 3, 1993, about a hundred elite U.S. soldiers were dropped by helicopter into the teeming market in the heart of Mogadishu, Somalia. Their mission was to abduct two top lieutenants of a Somali warlord and return to base. It was supposed to take an hour. Instead, they found themselves pinned down through a long and terrible night fighting against thousands of heavily armed Somalis. The following morning, eighteen Americans were dead and more than seventy had been badly wounded. Drawing on interviews from both sides, army records, audiotapes, and videos (some of the material is still classified), Bowden's minute-by-minute narrative is one of the most exciting accounts of modern combat ever written--a riveting story that captures the heroism, courage, and brutality of battle.
Release date Australia
April 29th, 2010
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
Maps; Illustrations, black and white
Imprint
Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages
396
Dimensions
140x211x30
ISBN-13
9780802144737
Product ID
4032264

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