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Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War (Anglais) Poche – janvier 2002

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"Rip-roaring stuff, with one of the most gruesome battlefield wound treatments ever committed to paper" (Maxim)

"One of the most electrifying, immediate and detailed accounts of a single battle every told... the whole 24-hour nightmare seems like it's happening to you" (Later) --Ce texte fait référence à une édition épuisée ou non disponible de ce titre.

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Already winning acclaim as one of the best accounts of combat ever written, Black Hawk Down is a minute-by-minute, heart-stopping account of the 1993 raid on Mogadishu, Somalia. Late in the afternoon of Sunday, October 3 1993, 140 elite US Soldiers abseiled from helicopters into a teeming market neighbourhood in the heart of the city. Their mission was to abduct two top lieutenants of a Somali 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 city, fighting for their lives against thousands of heavily armed Somalis. Two of their high-tech helicopters were shot out of the sky. When the unit was rescued the following morning, eighteen American soldiers were dead and more than seventy badly injured. The Somali toll was far worse - more than five hundred killed and over a thousand injured.

Authoritative, gripping, and insightful, Black Hawk Down is destined to become a classic of war reporting. It is already the most accurate, detailed account of modern combat ever written. --Ce texte fait référence à une édition épuisée ou non disponible de ce titre.

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Par Un client le 14 août 2003
Format: Poche
Dès la lecture du premier chapitre nous sommes plongés dans l'atmosphère étouffante de la vie de ces soldats, pris au piège dans un brasier dont l'auteur nous plonge dans ses flammes. Le lecteur se trouve au coeur des combats, des blessures et se voit confronter à la souffrance et la mort de jeunes gens qui lui sont déjà proches.
Je conseil à tous les lecteurs du livre en V.O. de visionner le DVD (fantastique) et d'écouter les superbes musiques de la bande son avec la voix majestueuse de Lisa Gerard.
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Ce récit n'est pas qu'un de ces multiples récits qui ne font que raconter une autre histoire de guerre sans queue ni tête!L'auteur, qui n'est pas un militaire, sait aussi prendre du recul et nous parler du point de vue d'autres acteurs de la bataille (dont des somaliens) ainsi que d'autres épisodes autour de celle-ci, ce qui aide à en comprendre les tenants et les aboutissants.
Ce contexte bien décrit renforce une histoire réellement passionnante, trés détaillées et fouillée mais avec des rappels opportuns qui nous empèchent de nous perdre avec les nombreux personnages et lieux.
Le récit est dur et illustre parfaitement le fameux "brouillard de la guerre". Une foi dedans on ne lache plus le livre!
A recommender pour connaitre et comprendre enfin cet épisode de la guerre en Somalie bien au-dela de ce que les médias traditionnels ont pu nous en dire, c'est à dire quasiment rien ou que du trés superficiel.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 STRUCTURALLY UNSOUND, BUT ENJOYABLE OVERALL 30 mars 2014
Par Kyle A.H. - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché Achat vérifié
Bowden's book is written in the kind of language you would expect from a traditional journalist. He is clear, concise, and does not bog his language down in artistic flourish. In fact, in his Afterward he claims to be proud of this straightforwardness with the reader; this despite it garnering him a slight barb from one particular reviewer he mentions.

However, it must be said that the structure of the book is a little messy. The number of individuals whose points of view Bowden includes can be daunting to sift through. I did not even bother to count the POVs he puts down on paper, but the reader should be aware there is no centralized perspective to go back to for reference. The author does not inject himself into the story (e.g. "And then I interviewed this person who said..."), and ordinarily that is fine. But, with a book showcasing the perspectives of so many people -- from lowly soldiers, to the their families, to commanders, to politicians -- it is difficult to sort through who is who and why any particular person is relevant. What makes it worse is that Bowden doesn't really offer any breaks for a reader to register a transition from one person's POV to another. Unfortunately, this problem hampers the flow of the story as the reader, at times, may be forced to backtrack just to refresh his or her memory on who is who. To be fair, Bowden interviewed countless individuals and wanted to give a good many of them their due. I have no doubt he left out many of POVs despite deep reservation. Still, none of this matters if the reader is not discouraged by such things. I was still able to jog through the book at a brisk and enjoyable pace in spite of this road block.

Another important note: this book corresponds poorly with the eponymous movie. The reader will find many of the characters in the movie are composites of actual people Bowden describes in the book. Not to mention the movie glosses over some of the uglier aspects of war (e.g. in the book, Bowden writes the U.S. Rangers eventually start shooting anything and everything in their path, including a large number of unarmed civilians). So, if you are ready for a dose of reality, read the book and drop your jaw.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Classic Account in Military History 17 octobre 2009
Par A dad - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Cassette Achat vérifié
I've seen the movie, read the book and listened to the audiobook. My favorite was the audiobook, by far. Unfortunately, movies almost always include scenes that aren't technically correct. But the audiobook had a secret weapon, namely Joe Morton, the narrator. Morton was the real thing, and this is one of those very rare cases where the narrator is so good and appropriate that it makes a good book into classic high art.

There is a side to this story that we didn't know at the time the book was published. The earlier attacks on our forces had al-Qaeda behind them. They were meticulously planned well in advance. After that experience, the Clinton administration got our forces out of there. This was supported in our media and presidential ratings went up. It's important to understand the conflict in context.

The story itself, not the movie, is technically correct and superb. In it, we can see the sacrifice and bravery of our troops as well as the reality of Mogadishu and fearlessness of the fighters there. The reckless fighting spirit of Mogadishuans was enhanced with khat, a very important drug in their tribal society. Such a place with a culture of hospitality unknown to the West had become a living hell, and it was worse in areas outside that city.

In particular we get the story within the story about the survival of Mike Durant. He was a Chief Warrant Officer 3 at the time, serving in the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. This suspenseful account resulted in a partial silver lining when he was released after eleven days in captivity.

Military historians will continue to laud this story for its richness in geopolitics, technical excellence, usefulness for teaching military principles, survival credits, esprit de corps and Joe Morton's performance. I recommend this audiobook without reservation.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Engaging and Informative 5 juin 2015
Par D. Witt - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Relié Achat vérifié
I read Black Hawk Down with a group of four other people as a part of a literature discussion. Most, if not all, of them had seen the film already, but I had not. I had a little trouble keeping up with the many character names at the beginning of the book, but I settled in about a third of the way through. This is, of course, a violent book, made more intense because of the fact that it all really happened, and the language and subject matter of fighting men under stress is a constant. I can't imagine being in the situation in which these soldiers found themselves. Bowden also goes beyond the battlefield to look at the politics involved before, during, and after the situation: if you are interested in that subject, the material after the end of the story (author interview, etc.) is worth reading.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Worth reading again. 20 juillet 2015
Par Amazon Customer - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Format Kindle Achat vérifié
O read this when it first came out and just bought it again to read on my kindle. This book details the events in Somalia with which must people are vaguely familiar with.

The movie made from this book was very good too but the book will give you a greater understanding of what went wrong and more importantly why (primarily communication issues, the ops center could not communicate with the ground troops directly).

Very few books I've read give a better feeling of what troops under fire experience. One mistake costs lives but hesitating can cost more lives.

I hope all readers will remember the greatest crime; what Bill Clinton did in response to this brazen assault on Americans.... NOTHING!
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Never judge a man until you walk a mile in his shoes 8 mai 2017
Par Amazon Customer - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Format Kindle Achat vérifié
Excellent book. Written through the soldiers for the soldiers. Mark Bowden was the perfect medium to paint the picture of those soldiers. It saddens me to see our boys and men judged by people who have no idea what they or any soldier must and might endure. American military is the weapon wielded by our government. Some politicians with righteous intents others with their own agenda. Either way I can't remember the last time a senator, member of congress, or a presidential cabinet
ever sending one of their own into a real battle. Thank you Mr Bowden. I support our soldiers
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