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Black Hawk Down

A Story of Modern War
Bowden, Mark (Book - 2010 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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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.
Authors: Bowden, Mark, 1951-
Title: Black Hawk down
a story of modern war
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, c2010
Characteristics: 396 p. :,ill., maps ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Mark Bowden ; [maps by Matthew Ericson]
Summary: 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.
ISBN: 080214473X
9780802144737
Branch Call Number: 967.73053 B7847b 2010
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Aidid, Mohammed Farah, 1934- United States. Army. Task Force Ranger History Operation Restore Hope, 1992-1993
Topical Term: Operation Restore Hope, 1992-1993
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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.

The 2003 First Battle of Mogadishu was planned to be a raid lasting under an hour to capture warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid. The resulting standoff raged through the night, and resulted in capture, injuries, and fatalities for the special forces and soldiers of Task Force Ranger.


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Jun 26, 2013
  • Wolffe rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Epic
Non stop action
Tells how war really is

Mar 23, 2013
  • Millie79 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Awesome. I loved this book, and it was a great read. I recommend it for people looking for this kind of stuff. Five stars! It's a bit gritty at points but it's by far one of the best war books I've ever read.

Mar 04, 2013
  • cobragunship rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

An awesome book full of action and acts of bravery as Task Force Ranger was badly out numbered and didn't have the proper air support. Another example of some general far from the bullets deciding AC-130 Spectre Gunships would not be required despite the fact the mission was their first in daylight and in the heart of a hostile city. Recommended!

Dec 21, 2008
  • 21288004246712 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

way too many names and people

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