Search Results: "Mark Bowden"


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WORM by Mark Bowden
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 14, 2011

"A brief, punchy reminder of our high-tech vulnerabilities."
From the author of Black Hawk Down, a different sort of blood-and-thunder heroism narrative, out on the frontiers of cybercrime. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Astute character reading and solid research combine with ingenious and stylish prose: a superior portfolio from a journalist who stays at the top of his game with remarkable consistency."
Narrative nonfiction in the mode of A.J. Liebling and Ernie Pyle, from bestselling journalist Bowden (Black Hawk Down, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Accomplished but finally dispiriting, as the wry, revealing dialogue and gritty South Philly detail give way to sour cynicism."
Drawing on the series of articles he wrote for The Philadelphia Inquirer's Sunday magazine, bestselling author Bowden (Black Hawk Down, 1999, etc.) tells the comic but ultimately pathetic true story of a loser whose life turned upside down when he stumbled on $1.2 million. Read full book review >

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HUE 1968 by Mark Bowden
Released: June 6, 2017

"One of the best books on a single action in Vietnam, written by a tough, seasoned journalist who brings the events of a half-century past into sharp relief."
A stirring history of the 1968 battle that definitively turned the Vietnam War into an American defeat. Read full book review >

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THE THREE BATTLES OF WANAT by Mark Bowden
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Readers of Bowden's work are assured of honest, straightforward, painstakingly researched essays."
Collected magazine articles and essays by wide-ranging journalist Bowden (Writer in Residence/Univ. of Delaware; The Finish: The Killing of Osama Bin Laden, 2012, etc.).Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 3, 2008

"Not quite on par with Bringing the Heat (1994), among the best football books ever, but surely a delight for anyone interested in the history of the NFL."
Bowden (Guests of the Ayatollah: The First Battle in America's War with Militant Islam, 2006, etc.) takes a sharp look at the 1958 National Football League championship game, which featured "the greatest concentration of football talent ever assembled for a single game." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 10, 2006

"It's a big book not to put down, but Bowden's latest will tempt readers to keep turning the pages. Altogether excellent—and its revelations of back-channel diplomatic dealings are newsworthy."
A riveting account of the 444-day Iran hostage crisis of 1979-81. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 7, 1994

"As incident- laden and wacky as the season was, he's too long-winded to sustain interest. (16 pages photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
An ambitious, remarkably frank, but overlong and digressive chronicle of the Philadelphia Eagles' 1992 season by a Philadelphia Inquirer reporter. Read full book review >

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THE FINISH by Mark Bowden
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"A superb storyteller, Bowden captures the tense drama accompanying the final months of the bin Laden hunt, even as he underscores the quiet, essential work of years."
A best-selling author explains the 10-year effort to find, fix and finish the world's most-wanted terrorist Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2001

"Essential reading for any aficionado of espionage scandals and Mafioso folklore."
In this riveting work of reportage, award-winning journalist Bowden (Black Hawk Down, 1999) details American involvement in the assassination of Pablo Escobar, the Colombian billionaire godfather of international cocaine trafficking. Read full book review >

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BLACK HAWK DOWN by Mark Bowden
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

"Gripping, passionate, and impossible to put down."
Journalist Bowden (Bringing the Heat: A Pro Football Team's Quest for Glory, Fame, Immortality and a Bigger Piece of the Action, 1994, etc.) originally wrote this as a serialized account in the Phildalphia Inquirer; he has now crafted the pieces into a searing look at one specific incident during the US military action in Somalia. Read full book review >

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MISSING MARK by Julie Kramer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 14, 2009

"Nicely done, if not groundbreaking, with a likable heroine in an intriguing profession."
TV investigative reporter Riley Spartz has an instinct about stories, and the unexplained disappearance of a groom-to-be gets her juices flowing. Read full book review >