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Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War

Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War by Mark Bowden 0451203933 9780451203939
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A New York Times Notable Book of the YearA Main Selection of the Military History Book ClubAn Independent BestsellerA Featured Alternate of the Literary GuildA National Book Award FinalistDestined to become a classic of war reporting, this is a brilliant account of the longest sustained firefight involving American troops since the Vietnam War. On October 3, 1993, about a hundred U.S. soldiers were dropped by helicopter into a teeming market in the heart of Mogadishu, Somalia, to abduct two top lieutenants of a Somali warlord. The action was supposed to take an hour. Instead, they spent a long and terrible night fighting thousands of armed Somalis. By morning, eighteen Americans were dead, and more than seventy badly injured. Mark Bowdenrsquo;s gripping 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

Binding: Mass Market Paperback

Pages: 496

Publisher: Signet

Publication Date: 2001-08-01

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