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Black Hawk down : a story of modern war

Author: Mark Bowden
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 1999. ©1998
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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An operation to abduct a Somali warlord in 1993 Mogadishu leaves 18 Americans dead, 70 wounded and several helicopters destroyed. Filled with imagery--a Somali gunman attacks, riding a cow, a gunwoman fights with a baby on her arm--the book is based on interviews with participants on both sides. The testimony illustrates the military's arrogance and the hate it engendered in the population. By a reporter for The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bowden, Mark, 1951-
Black Hawk down.
New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)607113939
Online version:
Bowden, Mark, 1951-
Black Hawk down.
New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)608924906
Named Person: Mohammed Farah Aidid; Mohammed Farah Aidid; Mohammed Farah Aideed
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Bowden
ISBN: 0871137380 9780871137388 0140288503 9780140288506 0451205146 9780451205148
OCLC Number: 40135273
Notes: "Portions of this book were originally published as a series in The Philadelphia inquirer."
Awards: Winner of ALA Notable Books (Nonfiction) 2000
Short-listed for National Book Awards (Nonfiction) 1999
Short-listed for Colorado Blue Spruce Award 2003
Description: 386 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The Assault --
Black Hawk Down --
Overrun --
The Alamo --
N.S.D.Q.
Responsibility: Mark Bowden.

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Recounts a 1993 firefight in Mogadishu, Somalia, that resulted in the deaths of eighteen Americans and more than five hundred Somalis, examining the rationales behind the disastrous raid.  Read more...
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