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[Solved] Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowden

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I've just read this. It's the book that led to the film rather than the book of the film so it differs from what you may have seen but fundamentally it's the same story. The author is (or was) a journalist with the Philadelphia Inquirer and started it as a series of articles on the incident but over the course of three years developed it as a book. He interviewed many of the soldiers and a few of the Somalians who were involved. I'm not suggesting it's an impartial look at events but he has been critical of various people and decisions whilst refraining from too much Monday-morning quarterbacking (I think they call it). It was quite an easy read (in that I read it in a few days) but sometimes difficult because of the subject.

Posted : 28/10/2009 5:49 pm
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Hi TallDad,
I just wondered... Did it have the sense of 'action' which the film did?

Posted : 28/10/2009 9:59 pm

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