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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User Review  - Pramod Nair - Goodreads

If 'Black Hawk Down' was a war novel, it would definitely have a place among the very best of that genre. Written with such intensity, this military history volume by journalist Mark Bowden ... Read full review

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User Review  - Devin - Goodreads

I found this book to be very interesting. It was a roller coaster of emotional events and really kept you want to keep on reading but I felt like the book was not well written and it made it confusing at some times. Read full review

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

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