Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War (Paperback)

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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 writtena riveting story that captures the heroism, courage, and brutality of battle.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780802144737
ISBN-10: 080214473X
Publisher: Grove Press
Publication Date: April 13th, 2010
Pages: 396
Language: English