Black Hawk Down
Author: Mark Bowden
Publisher: Signet 0451205146
Year: 2002 Print: 8 Cover Price: $7.99
Condition: Very Good Plus. Light wear Not read.
Genre: Non Fiction/History/Movie
MOVIE TIE-IN EDITION. Jan 202 Signet jumbo MASS MARKET PAPERBACK, 7th printing. Mark Bowden (Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam). Already a classic of war reporting and now reissued as a Grove Press paperback, Black Hawk Down is Mark Bowden’s brilliant account of the longest sustained firefight involving American troops since the Vietnam War. On October 3, 1993, about a hundred elite U.S. soldiers were dropped by helicopter into the teeming market in the heart of Mogadishu, Somalia. Their mission was to abduct two top lieutenants of a Somali warlord and return to base. It was supposed to take an hour. Instead, they found themselves pinned down through a long and terrible night fighting against thousands of heavily armed Somalis. The following morning, eighteen Americans were dead and more than seventy had been badly wounded.