Black Hawk Down

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Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowden Summary

Already a classic of war reporting and now reissued as a Grove Press paperback, Black Hawk Down is 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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Black Hawk Down by Ken Nolan,Steve Zaillian Summary

New in the acclaimed series—based on the bestselling book by Mark Bowden, the new movie from acclaimed director Ridley Scott (Gladiator), and renowned producer Jerry Bruckheimer (Pearl Harbor) starring Josh Hartnett, coming from Revolution Studios and distributed by Columbia Pictures in January 2002. Based on actual events, Black Hawk Down is the heroic account of a group of elite US soldiers sent into Mogadishu, Somalia in 1993 as part of a UN peacekeeping operation to quell the civil war and famine ravaging the country. Young Rangers and veteran Delta Force soldiers fight side by side against overwhelming odds. For eighteen harrowing hours, outnumbered and surrounded, tensions flare, friends are lost, alliances are formed and soldiers learn the true nature of war and heroism. The cast also includes: Eric Bana, Ewan McGregor, Tom Sizemore, William Fichiner, and Sam Shepard. 20 b/w photos. credits.

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SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 74-page guide for "Black Hawk Down" by Mark Bowden includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 27 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like How Could This Happen? and Loyalty.

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Gothic Serpent

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Gothic Serpent by Clayton K. S. Chun Summary

This book tells the story of Task Force Ranger – a unit of US Rangers and Special Forces – and their attempt to capture the lieutenants of the Somali warlord Muhamed Farrah Aideed, during the 1993 United Nations' humanitarian relief mission. What started as a simple snatch-and-grab mission quickly degenerated into a desperate battle for survival when US Black Hawk helicopters were struck by rocket-propelled grenades and crashed into the streets of Mogadishu. Racing to save the crew, Task Force Ranger was surrounded by mobs of hostile Somali gunmen. The battle in the city raged all night as the better-equipped and better-trained US forces kept the nearly overwhelming numbers of Somalis at bay. Finally, battered, bloodied, and low on ammunition, the Task Force was rescued by a combined UN and US relief force and extracted to safety. Containing detailed maps and declassified information, this is a dramatic retelling of a brutal battle that had a far-reaching impact on US military policy.

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

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

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.

Delta Force: Black Hawk Down

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Delta Force: Black Hawk Down by Levi Buchanan Summary

• Maps and strategies for the massive multiplayer battles • Multiplayer tactics from the people that made the game • Expert combat tips for the single-player campaign • Complete breakdown of your entire arsenal • Full-color maps of Mogadishu combat hotspots • Covers both the Xbox and PlayStation2 editions!

Indian killer

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Indian killer by Sherman Alexie Summary

A Seattle, un assassin tue des Blancs, les scalpe et dépose deux plumes de hibou sur leur corps : terreur sur la ville, tourmente parmi la communauté indienne que ces crimes désignent à la vindicte générale. Ainsi va naître la légende du " tueur indien ", justicier pour les uns, psychopathe pour les autres... Pendant ce temps, un jeune Indien adopté par un couple de Blancs sombre dans la folie... Thriller ? Roman noir ? Indian Killer en a toutes les apparences et les qualités. Mais le nouveau roman de ce jeune écrivain d'origine indienne, grand espoir de la littérature américaine, transcende les lois du genre. Livre sombre et fascinant, il met en accusation une société minée par la discrimination et, au-delà, s'interroge sur la condition humaine, l'identité, la haine. Avec ce mélange de poésie, de colère et d'humour que la critique avait remarqué à la parution d'Indian Blue, son premier roman, Sherman Alexie apporte une nouvelle dimension à son œuvre inclassable. Un roman pessimiste et violent, écrit comme le fut Un Enfant du Pays de Richard Wright, par un auteur appartenant à une minorité, mais dont la voix est universelle.

History in the Media

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History in the Media by Robert Niemi Summary

A resource on the depiction of historical events in film, on television, and on the Internet combines the latest scholarship with reviews of specific works.

The War Film

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The War Film by Robert T. Eberwein Summary

War has had a powerful impact on the film industry. But it is not only wars that affect films; films influence war-time behavior and incisively shape the way we think about the battles that have been waged. In The War Film, Robert Eberwein brings together essays by scholars using a variety of critical approaches to explore this enduringly popular film genre. Contributors examine the narrative and aesthetic elements of war films from four perspectives: consideration of generic conventions in works such as All Quiet on the Western Front, Bataan, and The Thin Red Line; treatment of race in various war films, including Glory, Home of the Brave, Platoon, and Hamburger Hill; aspects of gender, masculinity and feminism in The Red Badge of Courage, Rambo, Dogfight, and Courage under Fire; and analysis of the impact of contemporary history on the production and reception of films such as The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter, Saving Private Ryan, and We Were Soldiers. Drawing attention to the dynamic interrelationships among politics, nationalism, history, gender, and film, this comprehensive anthology is bound to become a classroom favorite.

The Soft Power of War

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The Soft Power of War by Lilie Chouliaraki Summary

This book, which was originally published as a Special Issue of Journal of Language & Politics 4:1 (2005), takes the war in Iraq as an exemplary case through which to demonstrate the changing nature of contemporary power. The book convincingly argues that the effective study of international politics depends today upon our understanding of the interplay between hard (military, economic) and soft (symbolic) power. One might say, between the politics of territory, guns or money and the language of narrating the world in coherent and persuasive stories. Bringing together different strands of discourse analysis with social, historical and, to an extent, political analysis, all contributions seek to illustrate the ways in which a variety of public genres, from political speeches to computer games and from educational material to newspaper reports, produce influential knowledge about the war and shape the ethical and political premises upon which the legitimacy of this war and a 'vision' of the emergent world order rests.

La caída del halcón negro

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La caída del halcón negro by Mark Bowden Summary

An operation to abduct a Somali warlord in 1993 Mogadishu leaves 18 Americans dead, 70 wounded and several helicopters destroyed. Filled with imagery--a Somali gunman attacks, riding a cow, a gunwoman fights with a baby on her arm--the book is based on interviews with participants on both sides. The testimony illustrates the military's arrogance and the hate it engendered in the population. By a reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer, author of Bringing the Heat.

The History of Black Hawk County, Iowa

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Black Hawk

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Black Hawk by Black Hawk (Sauk chief) Summary

Sauk Indian chief Black Hawk tells his life story from his childhood to fighting the Black Hawk War and finally living in peace with the white man.

Get It On!

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Get It On! by Keni Thomas Summary

A decorated U.S. soldier-turned-country musician recounts experiences in the 1993 Battle of Mogadishu (Black Hawk Down) to express hardwon leadership lessons and an inspired view of our life’s greater purpose.