Black Hawk Down (Paperback)
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Paperback 592 Pages / Published: 06/07/2000
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Already winning acclaim as one of the best accounts of combat ever written, Black Hawk Down is a minute-by-minute, heart-stopping account of the 1993 raid on Mogadishu, Somalia. Late in the afternoon of Sunday, October 3 1993, 140 elite US Soldiers abseiled from helicopters into a teeming market neighbourhood in the heart of the city. Their mission was to abduct two top lieutenants of a Somali warlord and return to base. It was supposed to take them about an hour. Instead, they were pinned down through a long and terrible night in a hostile city, fighting for their lives against thousands of heavily armed Somalis. Two of their high-tech helicopters were shot out of the sky. When the unit was rescued the following morning, eighteen American soldiers were dead and more than seventy badly injured. The Somali toll was far worse - more than five hundred killed and over a thousand injured. Authoritative, gripping, and insightful, Black Hawk Down is destined to become a classic of war reporting. It is already the most accurate, detailed account of modern combat ever written.

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780552999656
Number of pages: 592
Weight: 308 g
Dimensions: 178 x 106 x 37 mm
Edition: Film Tie-In


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"Rip-roaring stuff, with one of the most gruesome battlefield wound treatments ever committed to paper" * Maxim *
"One of the most electrifying, immediate and detailed accounts of a single battle every told... the whole 24-hour nightmare seems like it's happening to you" * Later *

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“Great Book”

Black Hawk Down is a gripping war account by Mark Bowden which describes an American war in Mogadishu, Somalia. The book has a lot of accurate facts, the author going to extreme measures to ensure that they are well... More

Paperback edition
27th January 2010
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“Black Hawk Down”

This book is based on a true story of the American Rangers and Delta Force's attempt in October 1993 to abduct two top lieutenants of a Somali warlord from the heart of Mogadishu, Somalia. There is also an award... More

Paperback edition
31st March 2007
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“Gripping, love it”

I bought this book on a whim, I have not seen the film but after reading about the incident on the internet wanted to learn more. I could not put this book down. The narrative is insightful, well written if on the... More

Paperback edition
31st October 2012
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