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Black Hawk Down : A Story of Modern War (Reissue) (Paperback) (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.
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.
Edition: Reissue
Number of Pages: 396
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: Modern / 20th Century, Military / Strategy
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pgw
Author: Mark Bowden
Language: English
Street Date: April 1, 2010
TCIN: 12240761
UPC: 9780802144737
Item Number (DPCI): 248-42-3815
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