A powerful and vivid account of the Battle of Mogadishu from the middle of the fight. Here is the clash through the eyes of a soldier's soldier, a man who emerged from the fight badly wounded but unbroken.
Mark Bowden, author of 'Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War'
A magnificent book that tells the story of urban fighting in Mogadishu. … It is a phenomenal portrayal of personal courage, small unit commitment, and selfless sacrifice.
Colonel (retired) Robert Choppa, President of the National Infantry Association
Jim Lechner has written the most detailed and fascinating account of the 1993 battle in Mogadishu, Somalia, made famous by the movie Black Hawk Down. Jim was a key member of the US Special Operations contingent … [he] is one of the quiet warriors who went beyond what was required and became a warrior of uncommon valor.
Lieutenant General (retired) “Jerry” Boykin, commander of Task Force Ranger
Jim Lechner was a key player in nearly every major battle in the War on Terror. His riveting account of the Battle of Mogadishu is a must read for anyone wanting to understand the last 30 years of American military conflict.
Colonel (retired) Anthony E. Deane, author of 'Ramadi Declassified: A Roadmap to Peace in the Most Dangerous City in Iraq'
Tell us what titles you would like to see published by Osprey, then vote for your favourites in our monthly book vote!
Free UK delivery for orders £30 and over