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Black Hawk down: A Story of Modern War

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Already a classic of war reporting and now reissued as a Grove Press paperback, Black Hawk Down is Mark Bowdenand#8217;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), Bowdenand#8217;s minute-by-minute narrative is one of the most exciting accounts of modern combat ever writtenand#151;a riveting story that captures the heroism, courage, and brutality of battle.

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Recounts a 1993 firefight in Mogadishu, Somalia, that resulted in the deaths of eighteen Americans and more than five hundred Somalis, examining the rationales behind the disastrous raid.

Synopsis:

Already a classic of war reporting and now reissued as a Grove Press paperback,Black Hawk Downis 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...

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ISBN:
9781555846046
Subtitle:
A Story of Modern War
Publisher:
Grove Press
Author:
Bowden Mark
Author:
Bowden, Mark
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
Africa, central
Subject:
Military - Other
Subject:
Africa, east
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military-General History
Subject:
Military-Rack
Subject:
Military-Recent Military History
Subject:
Military-Sale Books
Subject:
Military-Strategy Tactics and Deception
Subject:
Military-US Military General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
History : Military - General
Subject:
History : Military - Other
Subject:
History : Military - United States
Subject:
History : Africa - East
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20100413
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW photos, Maps
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 12.5 oz

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Military » Special Forces
History and Social Science » Military » Strategy Tactics and Deception
History and Social Science » Military » US Military » General
History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present
History and Social Science » World History » General

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Product details 400 pages Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated - English 9781555846046 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Recounts a 1993 firefight in Mogadishu, Somalia, that resulted in the deaths of eighteen Americans and more than five hundred Somalis, examining the rationales behind the disastrous raid.
"Synopsis" by , Already a classic of war reporting and now reissued as a Grove Press paperback,Black Hawk Downis 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...
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