Book Review of Black Hawk Down

Black Hawk Down
Black Hawk Down
Author: Mark Bowden
Genre: History
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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The heroic account of a group of elite U.S. soldiers sent into Mogadishu, Somalia, in 1993 as part of a U.N. peacekeeping operation. Their mission: to capture several top lieutenants of the Somali warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid, as part of a strategy to quell the civil war and famine that is ravaging the country.

Young Rangers & veteran Delta Force soldiers fight side by side against overwhelming odds. For eighteen harrowing hours, they remain trapped & wounded in the most hostile district of Mogadishu until a rescue convoy can be mounted to retrieve them. Outnumbered & surrounded, tensions flare, friends are lost, alliances are formed, & soldiers learn the true nature of war & heroism.