Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowden [FIRST EDITION] 1999
Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War by Mark Bowden
FIRST EDITION  ATLANTIC MONTHLY PRESS
2nd Printing. Hardcover with dust jacket in very good condition.
Dust jacket has some visible shelf / rub wear; but is overall very nice.
Book itself is excellent. Clean red cloth bound boards; reads beautifully with some subtle tanning to pages.
On October 3, 1993, about a hundred U.S. soldiers were dropped by helicopter into a teeming market in the heart of Mogadishu, Somalia, to abduct two top lieutenants of a Somali warlord. The action was supposed to take an hour. Instead, they spent a long and terrible night fighting thousands of armed Somalis. By morning, eighteen Americans were dead, and more than seventy badly injured. Mark Bowden's gripping narrative is one of the most exciting accounts of modern war ever written--a riveting story that captures the heroism, courage and brutality of battle.