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Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowden
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Sep 17, 07

bookshelves: history, journalism
Read in September, 2007

This is a meticulously researched account of the First Battle of Mogadishu. The depth of the reporting is impressive; obviously the focus is on the American and United Nations forces involved but there are also many Somali perspectives. I found the book to be even-handed, particularly in looking at the politics behind the military missions. The level of detail is enormous and the insights into what goes through a soldier's mind during a battle are extremely compelling.
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