Black Hawk Down drops you into a crowded marketplace in the heart of Mogadishu, Somalia with the U.S. Special Forces - and puts you in the middle of the most intense firefight American soldiers have fought since the Vietnam War. Late in the afternoon of Sunday, October 3, 1993, the soldiers of Task Force Ranger were sent on a mission to capture two top lieutenants of a renegade warlord and return to base. It was supposed to take them about an hour. Instead, they were pinned down through a long and terrible night in a hostile city, locked in a desperate struggle to kill or be killed. When the unit was finally rescued the following morning, eighteen American soldiers were dead and dozens more badly injured. The Somali toll was far worse: more than five hundred killed and over a thousand wounded. Mark Bowden's dramatic narrative captures this harrowing ordeal through the eyes of the young men who fought that day. He draws on his extensive interviews of participants from both sides - as well as classified combat video and radio transcripts - to bring their stories to life. A Black Hawk pilot is shot down and besieged by an angry mob, then saved by Somalis who plan to ransom him to the local warlord. A medic desperately tries to keep his grievously wounded friend alive long enough to be evacuated - only to have him bleed to death in his arms. The company clerk, who is the butt of jokes in the barracks, rises to the task and performs extraordinary feats of valor.
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Descrizione libro Atlantic Monthly Press, 1999. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The riveting, close-up account of a 1993 firefight in Mogadishu, Somalia, "Black Hawk Down" is one of the most vivid and thorough reports of modern combat ever written. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0871137380
Descrizione libro Atlantic Monthly Press, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0871137380
Descrizione libro Atlantic Monthly Press, 1999. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. First Edition. Hardcover 1st Ed (stated) 4th Printing in unclipped dust jacket SIGNED by author Mark Bowden with personalized inscription direct to title page & dated in year of publication, a Fine pristine unread copy (dj in mylar protector); 8vo; 386pp indexed & illus. Signed by Author. Codice libro della libreria 25851
Descrizione libro Atlantic Monthly Press, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110871137380