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Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War

Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War by Mark Bowden 0140288503 9780140288506
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Destined to become a classic of war reporting, Black Hawk Down is Mark Bowdens 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>Bowdens 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.

Author: Mark Bowden

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 400

Publisher: Penguin Books

Publication Date: 2000-03-01

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