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Black Hawk Down

Black Hawk Down ebook ISBN: 9781555846046
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Author: Mark Bowden
Number of Pages: 400 
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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.

Operation Somalia Express

Operation Somalia Express ebook ISBN:
Author: Douglas Earl Leiter
Number of Pages: 546 
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How is a man sent to prison for ten years on a controlled substance violation when the government concedes the substance is not controlled by United States drug laws? In 2007, Ali Awad was convicted and sentenced to ten years in federal prison. There he met an inmate who was a former police officer and lawyer convicted on tax charges. Together the two embarked on a journey in criminal procedure, international law and, most importantly, politics. Soon it became clear Ali was not in prison for what he did but for who he was and where he came from. His public trial was a means to an end and that end was a narrative designed to paint him as a terrorist and paint for the American people a spectacle of revenge.

Black Hawk Down

Black Hawk Down ebook ISBN: 9781557045300
Publisher: Newmarket Press
Author: Ken Nolan,Steve Zaillian
Number of Pages: 208 
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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.

Study Guide

Study Guide ebook ISBN: 9781699295939
Author: Supersummary
Number of Pages: 76 
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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.

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

A Study Guide for Mark Bowden's ISBN: 1410341437
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Number of Pages: 16 
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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.

Jerry Bruckheimer Films

Jerry Bruckheimer Films ebook ISBN: 9781155211657
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
Author: Source Wikipedia,Books LLC
Number of Pages: 288 
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (films not included). Pages: 87. Chapters: Armageddon, Black Hawk Down, The Rock, Pearl Harbor, Flashdance, Kangaroo Jack, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, D j Vu, King Arthur, Top Gun, Beverly Hills Cop, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Dangerous Minds, Con Air, National Treasure: Book of Secrets, Beverly Hills Cop II, Days of Thunder, Crimson Tide, Coyote Ugly, Glory Road, Confessions of a Shopaholic, Bad Boys, Veronica Guerin, American Gigolo, Remember the Titans, The Ref, G-Force, Gone in 60 Seconds, Enemy of the State, Bad Boys II, Bad Company, Farewell, My Lovely, Young Doctors in Love, Thief of Hearts. Excerpt: Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End is a 2007 adventure fantasy film, the third film in the Pirates of the Caribbean series. The plot follows Will Turner, Elizabeth Swann, and the crew of the Black Pearl rescuing Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp), from Davy Jones's Locker, and then preparing to fight the East India Trading Company, led by Cutler Beckett (Tom Hollander) and Davy Jones (Bill Nighy), who plan to extinguish piracy. Gore Verbinski directed the film, as he did with the previous two. It was shot in two shoots during 2005 and 2006, the former simultaneously with the preceding film, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. The film was released in English-speaking countries on May 25, 2007 after Disney decided to move the release date a day earlier than originally planned. Critical reviews were mixed, but At World's End was a box office hit, becoming the most successful film of 2007, grossing over $960 million worldwide, and making it the third most successful in the series, behind On Stranger Tides and Dead Man'...

Pilote du Faucon noir

Pilote du Faucon noir ebook ISBN:
Publisher: Altipresse
Author: Michael J. Durant,Steven Hartov
Number of Pages: 343 
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- Ranger ! Ranger ! Toi mourir, hurlaient les Somaliens autour de Michael Durant prostré près de son Blackhawk abattu par une roquette. Grièvement blessé, Durant savait qu’il aurait beaucoup de chance s’il ne mourait pas pendant la nuit. Pourtant, il ne désespérait pas. - Mike Durant... Mike Durant..., répétait la voix désincarnée au-dessus des rues de Mogadiscio. Diffusée par des haut-parleurs, cette voix-là se mêlait au vrombissement du gros hélicoptère qui tournait sur les maisons en ruine. Elle appelait le pilote pour lui dire que ses compagnons d’arme ne l’abandonneraient jamais. - Mike Durant... Nous ne partirons pas sans toi, affirmait la voix qu’il reconnaissait comme celle d’un camarade pilote des forces spéciales américaines. Le scénario était en place. Capturé par les Somaliens le 3 octobre 1993, le pilote du Blackhawk allait devenir l’un des prisonniers de guerre les plus célèbres de tous les temps. Il a survécu grâce à son entraînement, à son opiniâtreté et à son extraordinaire expérience de pilote et de soldat. Son récit autobiographique est le témoignage d’un homme d’exception, revenu d’une aventure exceptionnelle. Hollywood en a fait un film : « La Chute du Faucon Noir » mais le récit que fait Michael Durant de sa propre aventure est absolument remarquable. Le lecteur n’en ressort pas indemne.

Before Blackhawk Down: A Look Inside Pre-Civil War Somalia

Before Blackhawk Down: A Look Inside Pre-Civil War Somalia ebook ISBN: 1304777537
Number of Pages: 110 
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A historical analysis of Pre-Civil War Somalia. Examines how Somalia became an independent nation, how its political structure was organized, and leaders of the new country.

Delta Force: Black Hawk Down

Delta Force: Black Hawk Down ebook ISBN: 9780761550952
Author: Levi Buchanan
Number of Pages: 160 
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• 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!

History in the Media

History in the Media ebook ISBN: 157607952X
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Author: Robert Niemi
Number of Pages: 501 
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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

The War Film ebook ISBN: 9780813534978
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Author: Robert T. Eberwein
Number of Pages: 236 
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War has had a powerful impact on the film industry, while at the same time motion pictures can influence wartime behaviour & shape our perception of the historical record. This book collects essays that use a variety of critical approaches to explore this film genre.

Black Hawk

Black Hawk ebook ISBN: 9780252723254
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Author: Black Hawk (Sauk chief),Black
Number of Pages: 177 
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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.

The Soft Power of War

The Soft Power of War ebook ISBN: 9789027222336
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
Author: Lilie Chouliaraki
Number of Pages: 147 
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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

La caída del halcón negro ebook ISBN: 9789706515940
Publisher: Oceano De Mexico
Author: Mark Bowden
Number of Pages: 412 
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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.

Ridley Scott

Ridley Scott ebook ISBN: 0786485930
Publisher: McFarland
Author: William B. Parrill
Number of Pages: 189 
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Ridley Scott, the director of such seminal films as Blade Runner, Alien and Thelma & Louise, is one of the most important directors of the last fifty years. Unlike many directors, Scott has been remarkably transparent about his craft, offering the audience glimpses into his creative process. This book explores Scott’s oeuvre in depth, devoting a chapter to his 22 primary works, from his first effort, Boy and Bicycle (1962), through Robin Hood (2010). Topics discussed include the critical reception of the films, and the ways in which Scott’s works function as cinematic mediators of issues such as religion, women’s rights and history.

Arches Treasure Mystery at the Escalantes

Arches Treasure Mystery at the Escalantes ebook ISBN: 1440104522
Publisher: iUniverse
Author: Rosemary Dunn Dalton
Number of Pages: 136 
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Arches Treasure Nancy Duncan and her partner, Bobbi OBrien, are on vacation in Southern Utah, perusing the giant structures of red clay and white slick rock. In the Arches National Monument, Nancy uncovers a partially buried broken chain attached to a light blue stone. It is encased by barely readable engraving and appears to be Hebrew or Arabic. Friends, Rakki Morari and Shalom Levi, help Nancy and Bobbi pursue the mystery of the stone as it leads them to historical sites, Anasazi tribal members, and connections to new and old world mythologies and practices. Mystery at the Escalantes Just when Nancy and Bobbi are unwinding from their last adventure, they find a recently slain body of a young girl and some bones that date back over fifty years. After realizing a murder has been committed, they call on Tim OBrien, Bobbis uncle and retired police officer, for protection. Coroner Quinn harbors the women and their friends, Rakki and Shalom. Taken back in time, the travels of Jessie and Josh Browning are interspersed throughout the reading, and Rakki and Shalom have a baby.

Pilotes en missions secrètes

Pilotes en missions secrètes ebook ISBN: 9782911218804
Publisher: Altipresse
Author: Michael Durant,Steven Hartov
Number of Pages: 367 
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1980... Les Américains tentent de sauver les otages retenus par des étudiants iraniens dans leur ambassade de Téhéran. La mission est un fiasco total... Cinq hélicoptères sont abandonnés dans le désert iranien et les prisonniers ne sont pas libérés. Après cet échec retentissant, l'US Army crée une unité aérienne spécialisée clans les missions à très haut risques : Les Night Stalkers. Cet ouvrage emmène le lecteur au coeur d'opérations secrètes effectuées en Afghanistan, en Irak, en Somalie, à la Grenade et au Panama. Evacuations de blessés, enlèvements de terroristes, infiltrations, récupérations de commandos en territoires ennemi... Au centre de ces interventions, on retrouve toujours le célèbre hélicoptère Faucon Noir " Blackhawk " et des pilotes surentraînés pour des missions particulièrement sensibles. Ces récits totalement authentiques ne sont pas toujours à la gloire de l'US Army. Les deux auteurs ne font jamais preuve de patriotisme exacerbé et ne cherchent pas à dissimuler les énormes bourdes commises lors de certaines opérations.

Black Hawk

Black Hawk ebook ISBN: 1466860928
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Author: Kerry A. Trask
Number of Pages: 384 
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A stirring retelling of the Black Hawk War that brings into dramatic focus the forces struggling for control over the American frontier Until 1822, when John Jacob Aster swallowed up the fur trade and the trading posts of the upper Mississippi were closed, the 6,000-strong Sauk Nation occupied one of North America's largest and most prosperous Indian settlements. Its spacious longhouse lodges and council-house squares, supported by hundreds of acres of planted fields, were the envy of white Americans who had already begun to encroach upon the rich Indian land that served as the center of the Sauk's spiritual world. When the inevitable conflicts between natives and white squatters turned violent, Black Hawk's Sauks were forced into exile, banished forever from the east side of the Mississippi River. Longing for what their culture had been, Black Hawk and his followers, including 700 warriors, rose up in a rage in the spring of 1832, and defiantly crossed the Mississippi from Iowa to Illinois in order to reclaim their ancestral home. Though the war lasted only three months, no other violent encounter between white America and native peoples embodies so clearly the essence of the Republic's inner conflict between its belief in freedom and human rights and its insatiable appetite for new territory. Kerry A. Trask gives new and vivid life to the heroic efforts of Black Hawk and his men, illuminating the tragic history of frontier America through the eyes of those who were cast aside in the pursuit of the new nation's manifest destiny.

Why We Fought

Why We Fought ebook ISBN: 0813138744
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Author: Peter C. Rollins,John E. O'Connor
Number of Pages: 624 
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This book makes a powerful case that film can be as valuable a tool as primary documents for improving our understanding of the causes and consequences of war. Why We Fought: America's Wars in Film and History is a comprehensive look at war films, from depictions of the American Revolution to portrayals of September 11 and its aftermath. The volume contrasts recognized history and historical fiction with the versions appearing on the big screen. The text considers a selection of the pivotal war films of all time, including All Quiet on the Western Front (1930), Sands of Iwo Jima (1949), Apocalypse Now (1979), Platoon (1986), and Saving Private Ryan (1998). Why We Fought reveals how film depictions of the country's wars have shaped our values, politics, and culture, and it offers a unique understanding of American history.