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The Resource Black Hawk Down

Black Hawk Down

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Black Hawk Down
Title
Black Hawk Down
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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 written—a riveting story that captures the heroism, courage, and brutality of battle
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Bowden, Mark
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dictionaries
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  • History
  • Military
  • Nonfiction
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Black Hawk Down
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OVERDRIVE:1b410666-dd6a-4c8a-9df4-2f89a4fa6a05
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
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9781555846046
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optical disk
Label
Black Hawk Down
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:1b410666-dd6a-4c8a-9df4-2f89a4fa6a05
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781555846046
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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