Black Hawk Down

Download or Read eBook Black Hawk Down PDF written by Mark Bowden and published by Grove/Atlantic, Inc.. This book was released on 2010-04-01 with total page 543 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Black Hawk Down

Book Synopsis Black Hawk Down by : Mark Bowden

#1 New York Times Bestseller: The “riveting” account of the 1993 operation in Mogadishu—the longest sustained firefight involving US troops since Vietnam (The Wall Street Journal). On October 3, 1993, about a hundred elite US 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. Drawing on interviews from both sides, army records, audiotapes, and videos (some of the material is still classified), Bowden’s minute-by-minute narrative is one of the most exciting accounts of modern combat ever written—a true story that captures the heroism, courage, and brutality of battle. “One of the most gripping and authoritative accounts of combat ever written.” —USA Today “Journalistic writing at its best.” —The Boston Globe “Vivid, immediate, and unsparing.” —The Washington Post Includes a new afterword

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  • Publisher – Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Total Pages – 543
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781555846046
  • ISBN-13 – 1555846041

The Battle of Mogadishu

Download or Read eBook The Battle of Mogadishu PDF written by Matt Eversmann and published by Presidio Press. This book was released on 2005-07-26 with total page 274 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Battle of Mogadishu

Book Synopsis The Battle of Mogadishu by : Matt Eversmann

“No matter how skilled the writer of nonfiction, you are always getting the story secondhand. Here’s a chance to go right to the source. . . . These men were there.” –MARK BOWDEN (from the Foreword) It started as a mission to capture a Somali warlord. It turned into a disastrous urban firefight and death-defying rescue operation that shocked the world and rattled a great nation. Now the 1993 battle for Mogadishu, Somalia–the incident that was the basis of the book and film Black Hawk Down–is remembered by the men who fought and survived it. Six of the best in our military recall their brutal experiences and brave contributions in these never-before-published, firstperson accounts. “Operation Gothic Serpent,” by Matt Eversmann: As a “chalk” leader, Eversmann was part of the first group of Rangers to “fast rope” from the Black Hawk helicopters. It was his chalk that suffered the first casualty of the battle. “Sua Sponte: Of Their Own Accord,” by Raleigh Cash: Responsible for controlling and directing fire support for the platoon, Cash entered the raging battle in the ground convoy sent to rescue his besieged brothers in arms. “Through My Eyes,” by Mike Kurth: One of only two African Americans in the battle, Kurth confronted his buddies’ deaths, realizing that “the only people whom I had let get anywhere near me since I was a child were gone.” “What Was Left Behind,” by John Belman: He roped into the biggest firefight of the battle and considers some of the mistakes that were made, such as using Black Hawk helicopters to provide sniper cover. “Be Careful What You Wish For,” by Tim Wilkinson: He was one of the Air Force pararescuemen or PJs–the highly trained specialists for whom “That Others May Live” is no catchphrase but a credo–and sums up his incomprehensible courage as “just holding up my end of the deal on a bad day.” “On Friendship and Firefights,” by Dan Schilling: As a combat controller, he was one of the original planners for the deployment of SOF forces to Mogadishu in the spring of 1993. During the battle, he survived the initial assault and carnage of the vehicle convoys only to return to the city to rescue his two closest friends, becoming, literally, “Last Out.” With America’s withdrawal from Somalia an oft-cited incitement to Osama bin Laden, it is imperative to revisit this seminal military mission and learn its lessons from the men who were there and, amazingly, are still here.

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  • Publisher – Presidio Press
  • Total Pages – 274
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780345459664
  • ISBN-13 – 0345459660

A Study Guide for Mark Bowden's "Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War"

Download or Read eBook A Study Guide for Mark Bowden's "Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War" PDF written by Gale, Cengage Learning and published by Gale, Cengage Learning . This book was released on 2016 with total page 16 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
A Study Guide for Mark Bowden's

Book Synopsis A Study Guide for Mark Bowden's "Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War" by : Gale, Cengage Learning

A Study Guide for Mark Bowden's "Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace for all of your research needs.

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  • Publisher – Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Total Pages – 16
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781410341433
  • ISBN-13 – 1410341437

In the Company of Heroes

Download or Read eBook In the Company of Heroes PDF written by Michael J. Durant and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2004-05-04 with total page 408 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
In the Company of Heroes

Book Synopsis In the Company of Heroes by : Michael J. Durant

Revealing never-before-told stories with the incisive thought and emotion of one who was there. "The author does not pull any punches...his story, is one of great bravery, of going to hell and making it back." —Indianapolis Star His battered face appeared on the cover of Time, Newsweek, and U.S. News & World Report to the shock and horror of all Americans. Black Hawk pilot Mike Durant was shot down and taken prisoner during America's biggest firefight since the Vietnam War. Published in the tenth anniversary year of the Somali conflict, this gripping personal account at last tells the world about Durant's harrowing captivity and the heroic deeds of his doomed comrades. And, as readers will discover, Durant proves himself to be nothing less than a hero.

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  • Publisher – Penguin
  • Total Pages – 408
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  • ISBN-10 – 0451210603
  • ISBN-13 – 9780451210609

Day of the Rangers

Download or Read eBook Day of the Rangers PDF written by Leigh Neville and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2018-09-20 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Day of the Rangers

Book Synopsis Day of the Rangers by : Leigh Neville

A story of equipment failures, bad luck, poor planning and unbelievable courage written 25 years after the battle, this new book by Leigh Neville reveals the hard-hitting truth of what happened minute by minute in the dusty streets of Mogadishu. On October 3, 1993, Task Force Ranger was dispatched to seize two high-profile lieutenants of a Somali warlord. Special Forces troops were transported by ground vehicles and helicopters, and the mission was meant to be over within the hour. They quickly found themselves under heavy fire, and two Black Hawk helicopters were shot down. With a hastily organized relief column many hours away, the American troops faced a desperate battle for survival. Focusing on the stories of the soldiers on the ground, and in the air, Day of the Rangers reveals the experiences and recollections of the Special Forces units, including the Rangers, Delta operators and Nightstalker crews who fought in the battle of Mogadishu. Published to mark the battle's 25th anniversary and using recently declassified documents and new interviews with many of the participants, Day of the Rangers is a fascinating and revealing new history of a battle that would influence American Special Forces for decades to come.

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  • Publisher – Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Total Pages – 324
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781472824271
  • ISBN-13 – 147282427X