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Black Hawk Down

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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. (Tie-in to November 2001 film directed by Ridley Scott and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.) Read by Joe Morton, with an intro read by the author. Journalist Mark Bowden delivers a strikingly detailed account of the 1993 nightmare operation in Mogadishu that left 18 American soldiers dead and many more wounded. This early foreign-policy disaster for the Clinton administration led to the resignation of Secretary of Defense Les Aspin and a total troop withdrawal from Somalia. Bowden does not spend much time considering the context; instead he provides a moment-by-moment chronicle of what happened in the air and on the ground. His gritty narrative tells of how Rangers and elite Delta Force troops embarked on a mission to capture a pair of high-ranking deputies to warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid only to find themselves surrounded in a hostile African city. Their high-tech MH-60 Black Hawk helicopters had been shot down and a number of other miscues left them trapped through the night. Bowden describes Mogadishu as a place of Mad Max-like anarchy--implying strongly that there was never any peace for the supposed peacekeepers to keep. He makes full use of the defense bureaucracy's extensive paper trail--which includes official reports, investigations, and even radio transcripts--to describe the combat with great accuracy, right down to the actual dialogue. He supplements this with hundreds of his own interviews, turning Black Hawk Down into a completely authentic nonfiction novel, a lively page-turner that will make readers feel like they're standing beside the embattled troops. This will quickly be realized as a modern military classic. --John J. Miller

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Manufacturer:Simon & Schuster Audio
Brand:Brand: Simon n Schuster Audio
Publisher:Simon & Schuster Audio
Studio:Simon & Schuster Audio
Item Size:1 x 5.75 x 5.75 inches
Package Weight:0.51 pounds
Package Size:4.88 x 1.03 x 1.03 inches

Black Hawk Down by Brand: Simon n Schuster Audio

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