Mark Bowden Writing Styles in Black Hawk Down

Mark Bowden
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Perspective

The author of this book is a journalist who had little to no knowledge of the military and military training before becoming aware of the Battle of Mogadishu. This book began as a series of articles published in multiple newspapers across the country. The author interviewed hundreds of people involved in the Battle of Mogadishu, including Somali citizens who were direct witnesses of some of the chaos of the battle.

The author's perspective is that of observer. The author was not a member of the military who fought in Mogadishu, he was not a Somali citizen, and he was not reporter on the ground that day. The author's interest in the story was purely professional and he brings this to the story. The author is objective in his retelling of the events of the Battle of Mogadishu, with the exception of some American pride that colors his opinions...

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