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Black Hawk Down

Category: Book Reviews
Subcategory: Military
Price: $10.00
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The book, that became the movie, this is an action-packed story of true events, and what occurs today in modern, urban combat. This book captures the comraderie, the brotherhood, sacrifice, honor, and allegiance that soldiers hold with one another. A true warrior's book.

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    LawdawgTRAV, Wed, 27 Feb 2008 21:37:41 UTC.
    1st review

    I've read this book twice and when I read it, I can't put it down. It captures the life trials of a soldier deployed to a combat zone. The brotherhood, the comraderie, what it truly means to be a soldier. The sacrifice, the loss of friends, and what one goes through when in a fight for their lives.

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    Sheepdog267, Mon, 03 Mar 2008 17:49:19 UTC.

    A must read. A lot of detail but worth reading a second time.

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    12345678900123, Mon, 03 Mar 2008 17:53:08 UTC.

    A great Book...A must read...

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    Palmes, Tue, 04 Mar 2008 03:04:35 UTC.

    Great open til close!

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    bubbajeffcoat, Tue, 04 Mar 2008 19:21:25 UTC.

    these were a great group of men i had a chance meeting with two men who were there and i salute these men who had to deal with the situation

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    hbg522, Fri, 07 Mar 2008 00:51:26 UTC.

    true life soldiers! my brothers will never be forgotten!

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    Retleo, Sat, 08 Mar 2008 05:51:17 UTC.

    The true Spirit of the American Soldier shines brightly throughout this book. Despite overwhelming odds and horrendous firefights these brave soldiers represent the absolute best in any military organization anywhere in the world. A tough book to read because of the heartbreaking things that they endure, but almost impossible to put down once you start to read it.

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    Taffy, Tue, 08 Apr 2008 11:53:48 UTC.

    Great book. Recommend it to everyone.

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    KSP494, Thu, 10 Apr 2008 00:48:36 UTC.

    If it's like the movie I'd say it is off in it's factual information. The person that wrote it had a different perspective then I did from the experience.

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    klamm143, Thu, 10 Apr 2008 01:20:16 UTC.

    Entertaining, informative, stimulating, and has alot of "STUFF" that sticks with your memory....

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    Flipper_831, Sun, 13 Apr 2008 02:08:20 UTC.

    Great Book. Detailed. True.

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    LoveMyCop, Mon, 14 Apr 2008 06:43:14 UTC.

    Great book, awesome movie

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    cgingo, Fri, 25 Apr 2008 12:35:04 UTC.

    Great book, great movie. I have the hard cover edition autographed by then LTC Gary L Harrell. He later went on to be my boss at US Central Command as a Colonel, then a Brigadier General. I recently attended his retirement at Ft. Bragg where he was Magor General Harrell. We've become great friends over the years. He also performed my retirement at MacDill AFB in Dec 2007. Great story, great guy. His photos are on my profile.

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    keeneagle, Sat, 26 Apr 2008 08:35:27 UTC.

    Enjoy watching the movie every few months. Makes me appreciate what our troops went through then and are going through now!
    God Bless-em all!

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    kpdbx, Tue, 06 May 2008 02:31:47 UTC.

    The book is even better than the movie which was outstanding.

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    Jkaz232, Tue, 13 May 2008 16:27:47 UTC.

    One of the best books around! Far better than the movie.

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    Hoffa_45, Fri, 16 May 2008 08:12:15 UTC.

    I read this book a few years before the movie came out. I'm a slow reader and usually it takes me a few weeks to a few months to get through a book. Started this book before going to bed and didn't stop until I finished it. I hell of a book about REAL AMERICAN HERO'S. Never forget / Never forgotten... God Bless America!

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    shakedown, Tue, 10 Jun 2008 21:54:03 UTC.

    great book really tells a lot about what combat is like, I think it was better than the movie

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    jolquin, Wed, 11 Jun 2008 03:49:37 UTC.

    No punches were pulled in this book. Mistakes were made by our troops and they paid for them in blood. It also shows the thought processes of our leaders by taking an obvious winning of the battle and then having our troops withdrawn. The rules of engagement were ridiculous, but, that is par for a peace keeping force working with the UN. The bravery of our troops is indisputable and can never be tarnished.

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    Anonymous, Wed, 11 Jun 2008 05:26:43 UTC.

    one of the few books that made me cry

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    JBeau, Mon, 16 Jun 2008 12:37:17 UTC.

    Never read the book, but I have the movie and have seen it several times. Excellent movie, God Bless our soldiers!

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    Wolvarine, Sun, 22 Jun 2008 05:13:43 UTC.

    One of the best books I've read!

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    WAG923, Tue, 24 Jun 2008 07:39:33 UTC.

    Great book!

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    Phinfan39, Thu, 10 Jul 2008 19:55:23 UTC.

    My favorite book

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    Dogslayer, Sat, 12 Jul 2008 00:52:33 UTC.

    Liked this bootk ,told both sides of the story unlike the movie

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    djcrash215, Mon, 04 Aug 2008 04:16:43 UTC.

    Great book. I know one of the men there. My hat is off to them.

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    vmreyes, Thu, 07 Aug 2008 03:20:38 UTC.

    A must read.

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    Anonymous, Sun, 10 Aug 2008 18:29:31 UTC.

    Its a rough world out there. Thats why the people who do what those in this book do are our best at the times when we need them.

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    rvmilton, Sun, 10 Aug 2008 18:41:24 UTC.

    Good book, takes focus to read.

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    BLUEOFWATER, Sun, 10 Aug 2008 22:02:47 UTC.


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    aaaaaacaa, Sat, 16 Aug 2008 00:09:53 UTC.

    Great book. Amazing group of guys. A must read.

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    IANHUNT, Sat, 30 Aug 2008 06:01:29 UTC.

    great book could not put it down,

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    Japeters1127, Mon, 15 Sep 2008 14:19:14 UTC.

    great book, much better than the movie

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    jlauntz, Mon, 29 Sep 2008 14:31:21 UTC.

    The best movie ever was made from this book!!!

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    Anonymous, Sun, 19 Oct 2008 03:57:43 UTC.

    Outstanding book to read. I say a prayer for the Ranger's who lost there lifes in the line of duty during there tour.

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    Air2Mud, Thu, 23 Oct 2008 14:03:47 UTC.

    Another hard to put down book.

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    rhood, Fri, 21 Nov 2008 17:49:56 UTC.

    This was a great book turned into an even better movie.

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    rolbsned65, Fri, 05 Dec 2008 03:03:39 UTC.

    Excellent Book

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    Anonymous, Wed, 28 Jan 2009 13:30:23 UTC.

    Very good, would prefer over the movie !

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    blueline111095, Sun, 01 Feb 2009 15:37:19 UTC.

    I read the book and thought is told what it is like for the military men when fighting for our freedom and that they fight for each other. A must read...

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    Jeremy0311, Sun, 08 Feb 2009 02:51:59 UTC.

    Once I opened it I couldnt put it down

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    tsubull, Thu, 12 Feb 2009 20:39:52 UTC.

    Movie was great but the book is better

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    Anonymous, Wed, 08 Apr 2009 19:40:50 UTC.

    I read this a few years ago. I was rivieted to the book and felt the intensity of the fight these guys were forced to engage. I knew some guys who had been there and this was as intense as their stories too.

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    Bulldog136, Tue, 14 Apr 2009 01:01:47 UTC.

    An excellent read for all, good lessons learned on being prepared for anything.

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    Fairga126, Mon, 01 Jun 2009 08:40:04 UTC.

    I'd love to read the book. The movie was awesome!!

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    flyerb45, Thu, 18 Jun 2009 16:06:06 UTC.


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    gunslinger830, Sat, 27 Jun 2009 03:49:02 UTC.

    A very good book that tells the story for both side and does not make you feel like either side is wrong. It also gives a good look at the leadership of the operation and you can see where it fells and where it is the common brotherhood of our armed forces

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    Sheriff_1, Fri, 03 Jul 2009 02:22:12 UTC.

    This book is a type book that you cant put down. It is thorough, accurate and shows the honor and integrity of all warriors involved in this event. It is a tribute to the professionalism of the delta, special forces, rangers, and pilots.

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    matruiz12, Fri, 14 Aug 2009 15:51:38 UTC.

    great book, a must read book

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    Anonymous, Fri, 04 Sep 2009 07:26:49 UTC.

    Excellent,as usual,better than the movie.

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    servingwithpride, Sat, 10 Oct 2009 04:30:07 UTC.

    An absolutely awesome book! Blackhawk Down takes the reader to the streets of Mogadishu.

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    tcasella, Fri, 06 Nov 2009 20:06:59 UTC.

    Great read, should be required reading at most leadership schools.

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    winphreak, Sat, 02 Jan 2010 12:57:19 UTC.

    Excellent book, my Army recruiter was actually there as a Ranger when the stuff went down. That made me really interested in reading this and it was a great read.

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    nightwatch, Sat, 02 Jan 2010 20:04:14 UTC.

    This is a really great book, couldn't put it down either. Mark Bowden did a really terrific job with the details and letting us know what happened that day.

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    sirenlights2634, Sat, 23 Jul 2011 21:41:12 UTC.

    great book.

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    ChrisA13, Mon, 01 Oct 2012 12:55:55 UTC.

    Excellent read

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