Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War

By: Bowden, Mark

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pp 400; Age Level 18 and up; Paperback in very good condition; Clean pages; Light edgewear esp at outer corners; Sticker on the back coverMark 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.

Title: Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War

Author Name: Bowden, Mark

Edition: First Edition

ISBN Number: 0140288503

ISBN-13: 9780140288506

Location Published: Penguin Books. Penguin Group: 2000-03-01

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Used-Very Good

Size: 5.56 x 0.88 x 8.42 inches

Type: Paperback

Categories: Military Strategy, Africa, Somalia

Seller ID: PGB0001633