Black Hawk down: a story of modern war

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Penguin Books, Feb 18, 2000 - History - 392 pages
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A searing portrayal of modern warfare 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. Reprint.

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I cannot say enough positive for Bowden, when writing is the compendium of what all journalists should strive for in accuracy and objectivity. This is a blow-by-blow account, so detailed that his ... Read full review

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User Review  - Igor Ljubuncic - Goodreads

Not as remotely as good as I hoped for. Too documentary by far, with none of that nostalgic prose like From Here to Eternity, Some Came Running, Battle Cry, or others. Sure, hardly comparable, but ... Read full review

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Mark Bowden has been a reporter at The Philadelphia Inquirer for nineteen years.

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