Summary

"There wasn’t a meeting when someone didn’t mention Black Hawk Down."
—A senior Obama Administration official, as quoted in The New York Times, on May 2, 2011
From Mark Bowden, internationally best-selling and acclaimed author of Black Hawk Down and the preeminent chronicler of the actions of our military and special forces writing today, comes an intensely gripping account of the hunt for and elimination of Osama bin Laden. With unprecedented access to key sources and his great gift for storytelling, Bowden takes us inside the rooms where decisions were made and on the ground where the action unfolded. The story focuses on Bin Laden, who maintained a stream of despairing correspondence in hiding in the year before his death, and on President Obama, perceived by many as an anti-war candidate, whose evolving views and enormous responsibilities have turned him into one of the most determined warriors to ever inhabit the White House.
Bowden's book is an unrivaled account of the most high-profile special-forces operation ever to have been undertaken, and a pause-resistant narrative of how the man behind 9/11 was finally brought to justice.
©2012 Mark Bowden (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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2 out of 5 stars
By Donald on 07-06-16

Not the best

The difference between this book and other books written about the Osama bin Laden raid is that this gives the perspective of the White House and not the people who actually did the raid. The book does not really get going until chapter 4 so I would suggest that you start with chapter 4. You would not miss anything by reading the first three chapters. If you really hate Obama then I would suggest just avoiding this book altogether. Because it is really written from his perspective.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Dianne Spencer on 25-04-16

great book! A little biased in favor of Obama

Great details of the event before during and after. the author is clearly biased in favor of President Obama, but otherwise a very good detailed account of this historic event.

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