Black Hawk Down
A Story of Modern War
The 1993 American mission to capture a Somali military leader was planned to take no more than an hour, but the nearly 100 elite US soldiers found themselves pinned down in Mogadishu and a night of fighting resulted in a downed Black Hawk helicopter and extensive casualties. This 1999 account of the conflict is a classic of contemporary military history that was adapted for film in 2001, and includes a new foreword by the author.
Remembering 1914–18, Great War Britain
The shoe manufacturers of Northampton were inundated with business during the First World War, producing an estimated 50 million boots. Women took on a bigger part in the work as the war progressed, stimulating material changes in social behaviour and attitudes. This book recalls life in the town as it responded to the war, from news of local men fighting abroad to the challenges of the home front. From the Great War Britain series.