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Black Hawk Down

Mark Bowden

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History

Description:

Ninety-nine elite American soldiers are trapped in the middle of a hostile city. As night falls, they are surrounded by thousands of enemy gunmen: Their wounded are bleeding to death. Their ammunition and supplies are dwindling. This is the story of how they got there -- and how they fought their way out. This is the story of war. Black Hawk Down drops you into a crowded marketplace in the heart of Mogadishu, Somalia with the U.S. Special Forces -- and puts you in the middle of the most intense firefight American soldiers have fought since the Vietnam War. Late in the afternoon of Sunday, October 3, 1993, the soldiers of Task Force Ranger were sent on a mission to capture two top lieutenants of a renegade warlord and return to base. It was supposed to take them about an hour. Instead, they were pinned down through a long and terrible night in a hostile locked in a desperate struggle to kill or be killed. When the unit was finally rescued the following morning, eighteen American soldiers were dead and dozens more badly injured. The Somali toll was far worse: more than five hundred killed and over a thousand wounded. Award-winning literary journalist Mark Bowden's dramatic narrative captures this harrowing ordeal through the eyes of the voting men who fought that day. He draws on his extensive interviews of participants from both sides -- as well as classified combat video and radio transcripts -- to bring their stories to life. Authoritative, gripping, and insightful, Black Hawk Down is a riveting look at the terror and exhilaration of combat, destined to become a classic of war reporting.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Alan Sklar

Length:

15h 16m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:33


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

23:26


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

23:46


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

29:18


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:33


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:54


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

20:34


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

16:19


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:22


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

15:24


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:10


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:11


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

16:13


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:43


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

16:17


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:47


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:21


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:50


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:30


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:56


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:08


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:05


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:58


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

20:24


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:49


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:32


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:30


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

10:51


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:38


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

10:38


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

15:07


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:32


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

18:49


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

14:52


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

13:46


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

10:32


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

02:09


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:37


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:22


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

15:37


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

16:07


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

09:21


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:08


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

09:53


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

02:54


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

25:06


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:53


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

11:38


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:04


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:07


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

00:45


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:22


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:41


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

02:47


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

02:19


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:13


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

18:18


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

14:18


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

15:06


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:45


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:51


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:41


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

14:01


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

09:20


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

29:18


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

14:36


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:27


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

10:35


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:47


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

23:18


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:58


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

10:35


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:18


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:23


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

01:13


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

09:15


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:29


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

02:41


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:49


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

18:13


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

02:42


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

10:35


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

08:20


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:44


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:51


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

02:32


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:10


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:42


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:57


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

09:23


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

10:25


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

01:46


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

02:21


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:05


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:07


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

24:48


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

20:46


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

18:53