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Black Hawk Down

(1999)
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Already a classic of war reporting and now reissued as a Grove Press paperback,Black Hawk Downis 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.

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 riveting story that captures the heroism, courage, and brutality of battle.

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Hardback Editions

May 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War
Author(s): Mark Bowden
ISBN: 1-4352-8662-6 / 978-1-4352-8662-7 (USA edition)
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September 2002 : USA Turtleback
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Title: Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War
Author(s): Mark Bowden
ISBN: 0-606-22930-2 / 978-0-606-22930-2 (USA edition)
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January 2002 : USA Library Binding

Title: Black Hawk Down
Author(s): Mark Bowden
ISBN: 1-4176-4120-7 / 978-1-4176-4120-8 (USA edition)
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August 2001 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War
Author(s): Mark Bowden
ISBN: 0-613-46212-2 / 978-0-613-46212-9 (USA edition)
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March 2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War
Author(s): Mark Bowden
ISBN: 0-7838-8983-6 / 978-0-7838-8983-2 (USA edition)
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February 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War
Author(s): Mark Bowden
ISBN: 0-87113-738-0 / 978-0-87113-738-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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Paperback Editions

April 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War
Author(s): Mark Bowden
ISBN: 0-8021-4473-X / 978-0-8021-4473-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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August 2004 : USA Paperback

Title: Black Hawk Down
Author(s): Mark Bowden
ISBN: 0-13-185631-6 / 978-0-13-185631-8 (USA edition)
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January 2002 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Black Hawk Down:: A Story of Modern War
Author(s): Mark Bowden
ISBN: 0-451-20514-6 / 978-0-451-20514-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Signet
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August 2001 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War
Author(s): Mark Bowden
ISBN: 0-451-20393-3 / 978-0-451-20393-9 (USA edition)
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July 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: Black Hawk Down
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ISBN: 0-552-99965-2 / 978-0-552-99965-6 (UK edition)
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July 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: Black Hawk Down
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ISBN: 0-552-14750-8 / 978-0-552-14750-7 (UK edition)
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March 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War
Author(s): Mark Bowden
ISBN: 0-14-028850-3 / 978-0-14-028850-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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June 1999 : USA Paperback
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Title: Black Hawk Down : A Story of Modern War
Author(s): Mark Bowden
ISBN: 0-593-04538-6 / 978-0-593-04538-1 (USA edition)
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Audio Editions

March 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Black Hawk Down
Author(s): Mark Bowden
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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March 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Black Hawk Down
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March 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Black Hawk Down
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November 2002 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Black Hawk Down
Author(s): Mark Bowden
ISBN: 0-7927-9874-0 / 978-0-7927-9874-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Chivers sound Library
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June 2002 : USA MP3 CD

Title: Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War
Author(s): Mark Bowden
ISBN: 0-7927-2661-8 / 978-0-7927-2661-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks America
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February 2002 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Black Hawk Down
Author(s): Mark Bowden, Joe Morton
ISBN: 0-7435-0129-2 / 978-0-7435-0129-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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January 2002 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Black Hawk Down
Author(s): Mark Bowden
ISBN: 0-7435-0990-0 / 978-0-7435-0990-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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January 2002 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Black Hawk Down
Author(s): Mark Bowden
ISBN: 0-7435-0991-9 / 978-0-7435-0991-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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April 2001 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Black Hawk Down: A Story Of Modern War
Author(s): Mark Bowden
ISBN: 0-7435-0436-4 / 978-0-7435-0436-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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December 1999 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Black Hawk Down
Author(s): Mark Bowden
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December 1999 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Black Hawk Down
Author(s): Mark Bowden
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December 1999 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Black Hawk Down
Author(s): Mark Bowden
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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March 1999 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Black Hawk Down : A Story of Modern War (Abridged)
Author(s): Mark Bowden
ISBN: 0-671-04572-5 / 978-0-671-04572-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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Kindle Editions

April 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War
Author(s): Mark Bowden
Publisher: Grove Press
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