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Mark Bowden


Mark Bowden

Mark Bowden is the author of 13 books, including the #1 New York Times bestseller BLACK HAWK DOWN. He reported at the Philadelphia Inquirer for 20 years and now writes for the Atlantic, Vanity Fair, and other magazines. He is also the writer in residence at the University of Delaware. His most recent book is THE THREE BATTLES OF WANAT: And Other True Stories.

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Books by Mark Bowden

by Mark Bowden - History, Nonfiction

In the early hours of January 31, 1968, the North Vietnamese launched over a hundred attacks across South Vietnam in what would become known as the Tet Offensive. The lynchpin of Tet was the capture of Hue, Vietnam’s intellectual and cultural capital, by 10,000 National Liberation Front troops who descended from hidden camps and surged across the city of 140,000. Within hours, the entire city was in their hands save for two small military outposts. After several futile and deadly days, Lieutenant Colonel Ernie Cheatham would finally come up with a strategy to retake the city. With unprecedented access to war archives in the U.S. and Vietnam and interviews with participants from both sides, Mark Bowden narrates each stage of this crucial battle through multiple viewpoints.

by Mark Bowden - Nonfiction

A tour de force of investigative journalism --- this is the story of the violent rise and fall of Pablo Escobar, the head of the Colombian Medellin cocaine cartel. Escobar's criminal empire held a nation of thirty million hostage in a reign of terror that would only end with his death. In an intense, up-close account, award-winning journalist Mark Bowden exposes details never before revealed about the U.S.-led covert sixteen-month manhunt.