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Black Hawk down : a story of modern war / Mark Bowden.

By: Bowden, Mark, 1951-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York, N.Y. : New American Library, 2002, c2000. Description: 486 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 18 cm.ISBN: 0451205146 (pbk.) :; 9780451205148 (pbk.).Subject(s): United States. Army. Task Force Ranger -- History | Operation Restore Hope, 1992-1993 | Aidid, Mohammed Farah, 1934-DDC classification: 967.7305/3 LOC classification: DT407.4 | .B69 2002
Contents:
Assault -- Black Hawk down -- Overrun -- Alamo -- N.S.D.Q. -- Epilogue.
Summary: In 1993, a band of U.S. soldiers in Somalia were on a mission to capture two lieutenants of a Somali warlord. Through the night, in the longest sustained fighting by American troops since Vietnam, they battled thousands of armed Somalis. By morning, 18 Americans were dead. Now a major motion picture from Columbia Pictures, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Ewan McGregor, Josh Hartnett, and Sam Shepard, set for release in March 2002.
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DT407.4 .B69 2002 (Browse shelf) Available 0000001549294

"A Signet book."

Includes bibliographical references and index.

In 1993, a band of U.S. soldiers in Somalia were on a mission to capture two lieutenants of a Somali warlord. Through the night, in the longest sustained fighting by American troops since Vietnam, they battled thousands of armed Somalis. By morning, 18 Americans were dead. Now a major motion picture from Columbia Pictures, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Ewan McGregor, Josh Hartnett, and Sam Shepard, set for release in March 2002.

Assault -- Black Hawk down -- Overrun -- Alamo -- N.S.D.Q. -- Epilogue.

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Based on a series that won the Hal Boyle Award for best foreign reporting from the Overseas Press Club after appearing in the Philadelphia Inquirer, this book details the American assault on Mogadishu, Somalia, in 1993. A 75,000-copy first printing. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Mark Bowden has been a reporter at The Philadelphia Inquirer for twenty-one years and has won many national awards for his writing. He is the author of "Black Hawk Down," "Bringing the Heat," "Doctor Dealer", "Killing Pablo: The Hunt for the World's Greatest Outlaw." and, more recently, The Finish: "The Killing of Osama bin Laden", and Hue 1968: A Turning point of the American war in Vietnam. Bowden has also written for Talk, Men's Journal, Sports Illustrated, Rolling Stone and Playboy, among others. <p> The original series of articles which became "Black Hawk Down" earned him the Overseas Press Club's Hal Boyle Award, and made him a finalist for the NBA in nonfiction. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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