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Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War
Black Hawk Down A Story of Modern War
Author: Mark Bowden
The acclaimed New York Times bestseller Black Hawk Down is "a shocking account of modern warfare . . . gripping and horrifying" (San Francisco Chronicle) — Destined to become a classic of war reporting, Black Hawk Down is Mark Bowden's brilliant account of the longest sustained firefight involving American troops since...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780140288506
ISBN-10: 0140288503
Publication Date: 3/1/2000
Pages: 392
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4.2 stars, based on 72 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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The true story of an American helicopter crashing in the midst of violence in Mogadishu, Somalia. The violence and tragedy make it difficult to read in parts, but it gives the reader a great insight into the politics behind the conflict. If you've ever wondered why some people in Africa are starving, despite the best efforts of the UN and countries in the West, this is a great introduction.
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This is one of the best books that I have ever read. It is so detailed, that when you read it, you see everything very clearly in your mind. You feel the emotions that these soldiers feel. It's also interesting from a civilians standpoint just what our military goes through and experiences. Very good read.
If you are interested in modern military books, try 'Blind Man's Bluff'. It's about modern day submarine espionage. Sorry, can't remember the author.
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This is one of the best books I have ever read; a real, moment-by-moment account of bravery and heroism under extreme circumstances. The story evokes sad emotions in me even as I write this review. The sacrifices these American soldiers made for each other were unbelievable, and they are all heroes who should never be forgotten. You won't want to put it down and you'll never forget it. Read it!
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For me, an excellent read. I believe I bought this book after seeing the film and as usual, the book brought much more context to the story of men in a difficult combat situation.
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Fantastic!


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