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Black Hawk Down

A Story of Modern War

Black Hawk Down( )
Author: Bowden, Mark
Series title:American History Ser.
ISBN:978-0-7838-8983-2
Publication Date:Mar 2000
Publisher:Thorndike Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $28.95
Book Description:

Black Hawk Down drops you into the heart of Mogadishu, Somalia with the U.S. Special Forces -- and puts you in the middle of the most intense American firefight since the Vietnam War. Sent on a mission they expected would take about an hour, the soldiers of Task Force Ranger were trapped for a long and terrible night in a hostile city, locked in a struggle to kill or be killed. Journalist Mark Bowden's dramatic narrative captures this ordeal through the eyes of the young men who fought...
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Book Details
Pages:583
Detailed Subjects: History / Military / United States
History / Africa / East
History / Military / Special Forces
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.43 x 9.53 x 1.29 Inches
Book Weight:2.01 Pounds
Author Biography
Bowden, Mark (Author)
Mark Bowden has been a reporter at The Philadelphia Inquirer for twenty-one years and has won many national awards for his writing. He is the author of "Black Hawk Down," "Bringing the Heat," "Doctor Dealer", "Killing Pablo: The Hunt for the World's Greatest Outlaw." and, more recently, The Finish: "The Killing of Osama bin Laden", and Hue 1968: A Turning point of the American war in Vietnam. Bowden has also written for Talk, Men's Journal, Sports Illustrated, Rolling Stone and Playboy, among others.

The original series of articles which became "Black Hawk Down" earned him the Overseas Press Club's Hal Boyle Award, and made him a finalist for the NBA in nonfiction.

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