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Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War

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Destined to become a classic of war reporting, 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 helicopters 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 badly injured.<P>Bowden's minute-by-minute narrative is one of the most exciting accounts of modern war ever written-a riveting story that captures the heroism, courage, and brutality of battle.

About the Author

Mark Bowden is the award-winning author of Bringing the Heat and Doctor Dealer. He has been a reporter at the Philadelphia Inquirer for nineteen years. He also writes for Men's Journal, Sports Illustrated, Playboy, Rolling Stone, Parade, and other magazines.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780451205148
Subtitle:
A Story of Modern War
Author:
Bowden, Mark
Publisher:
Signet
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
Africa, central
Subject:
Operation Restore Hope, 199
Subject:
Africa - General
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Military - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Movie Tie-In
Series Volume:
no. 99-58-WQ
Publication Date:
20020101
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
6.78x4.18x1.43 in. .55 lbs.

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