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Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2010
April 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
400
Pages
PUBLISHER
Grove Atlantic
SELLER
Perseus Books, LLC
SIZE
8.8
MB

Customer Reviews

Juliofrank83 ,

AMAZING!

I read Black Hawk Down while I was in college. Each page is filled with information, down to the smallest detail.

Calvin__S. ,

Best current non-fiction war book

Blackhawk down is by far the best book I read about the current on going war. Though it swears I still recommend it to anyone who is curious about the current military deployment. And also 1 last thing, you can get this book for about $4 at half price books (which is where I got mine).

M16SEAL ,

Best ever book

Best ever book , author shin light on every details

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