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Bowden, Mark 1951-

Overview
Works: 101 works in 745 publications in 18 languages and 27,356 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Drama  War films  Film adaptations  Personal narratives  Chronologies  Historical films  Essays  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Editor, win
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Black Hawk down : a story of modern war by Mark Bowden( Book )

98 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 4,763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An operation to abduct a Somali warlord in 1993 Mogadishu leaves 18 Americans dead, 70 wounded and several helicopters destroyed. Filled with imagery--a Somali gunman attacks, riding a cow, a gunwoman fights with a baby on her arm--the book is based on interviews with participants on both sides. The testimony illustrates the military's arrogance and the hate it engendered in the population. By a reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer, author of Bringing the Heat
The finish : the killing of Osama Bin Laden by Mark Bowden( Book )

40 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is a dramatic account of the hunt for and defeat of Osama bin Laden draws on unprecedented access to primary sources to trace how key decisions were made, revealing events from the perspectives of an adept President Obama and an increasingly despondent bin Laden. After masterminding the attacks of September 11, 2001, Osama bin Laden managed to vanish. Over the next ten years, as the author shows, America found that its war with al Qaeda, a scattered group of individuals who were almost impossible to track, demanded an innovative approach. Step by step, the author describes the development of a new tactical strategy to fight this war, the fusion of intel from various agencies and on the ground special ops. After thousands of special forces missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, the right weapon to go after bin Laden had finally evolved. By Spring 2011, intelligence pointed to a compound in Abbottabad; it was estimated that there was a 50/50 chance that Osama was there. The author shows how three strategies were mooted: a drone strike, a precision bombing, or an assault by Navy SEALs. In the end, the President had to make the final decision. It was time for the finish
Guests of the Ayatollah : the first battle in America's war with militant Islam by Mark Bowden( Book )

41 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 2,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chronicle of the Iran hostage crisis, America's first battle with militant Islam. On November 4, 1979, a group of radical Islamist students, inspired by the revolutionary Iranian leader Ayatollah Khomeini, stormed the U.S. embassy in Tehran. They took 52 Americans hostage, and kept nearly all of them hostage for 444 days. Journalist Bowden tells the story through the eyes of the hostages, the soldiers sent to free them, their radical captors, and the diplomats working to end the crisis. Bowden takes us inside the hostages' cells and inside the Oval Office for meetings with President Carter and his exhausted team. We travel to international capitals where shadowy figures held clandestine negotiations, and to the deserts of Iran, where a courageous, desperate attempt to rescue the hostages exploded into tragic failure.--From publisher description
Huế 1968 : a turning point of the American war in Vietnam by Mark Bowden( Book )

26 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 1,938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In mid-1967, the North Vietnam leadership had started planning an offensive intended to win the war in a single stroke. Part military action and part popular uprising, the effort included attacks across South Vietnam, but the most dramatic and successful would be the capture of Huế, the country's intellectual and cultural capital. At 2:30 a.m. on January 31, the first day of the Lunar New Year (called Tet), ten thousand National Liberation Front troops descended from hidden camps and -- led by locals like eighteen-year-old village girl and Viet Cong member Che Thi Mung -- surged across the city of 140,000. By morning, all of Huế was in Front hands save for two small military outposts. The American commanders in country and politicians in Washington refused to believe the size and scope of the Front's presence. Captain Chuck Meadows was ordered to lead his 160-marine Golf Company in the first attempt to reenter Huế later that day. Facing thousands of entrenched enemy troops, he reported: "We are outgunned and outmanned." After several futile and deadly days, Lieutenant Colonel Ernie Cheatham would finally come up with a strategy to retake the city, block by block and building by building, in some of the most intense urban combat since World War II. With unprecedented access to war archives in the United States and Vietnam and interviews with participants from both sides, Bowden narrates each stage of this crucial battle through multiple points of view. Played out over twenty-four days of terrible fighting and ultimately costing more than ten thousand combatant and civilian lives, the Battle of Hue was by far the bloodiest of the entire war. When it ended, the American debate over the war was never again about winning, only about how to leave
Killing Pablo : the hunt for the world's greatest outlaw by Mark Bowden( Book )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in English and Polish and held by 1,938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Killing Pablo is the inside story of the brutal rise and violent fall of Colombian cocaine cartel kingpin Pablo Escobar, whose criminal empire held a nation of thirty million hostage - a reign of terror that would end only with his death. In an intense, up-close account, best-selling author and award-winning journalist Mark Bowden exposes the never-before-revealed details of how U.S. operatives covertly led the sixteen-month manhunt." "Drawing on unprecedented access to the soldiers, field agents, and officials involved in the chase, as well as hundreds of pages of top-secret documents and transcripts of Escobar's intercepted phone conversations, Bowden creates a gripping narrative that reads as if it were torn from the pages of a military technothriller. At every phase, he brings to life the men who brought the drug lord down. There is the Colombian president, Cesar Gaviria, afraid for his life and the future of his nation, who is forced to do the unthinkable: allow a foreign military to operate within his country's borders. There is the U.S. ambassador, Morris D. Busby, who brings in the most sophisticated surveillance team in the world, code-named Centra Spike, and the best team of manhunters, the mysterious Delta Force. And there is the leader of the Colombian forces, Colonel Hugo Martinez, an incorruptible man who lives under constant threat during the drug lord's reign - and whose own son plays a critical role on the fateful day when Pablo is finally found."--Jacket
Worm : the first digital world war by Mark Bowden( Book )

28 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 1,503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journalist Mark Bowden delivers a look at the ongoing and largely unreported war taking place literally beneath our fingertips. When the Conficker computer worm was unleashed on the world in November 2008, cybersecurity experts did not know what to make of it. Was it a platform for criminal profit, or a weapon? The worm, exploiting security flaws in Microsoft Windows, grew at an astonishing rate, infecting millions of computers around the world within weeks. Once the worm infiltrated one system it was able to link that system with others to form a single network under illicit outside control, a situation known as a "botnet," soon capable of overpowering any of the vital computer networks that today control banking, telephone service, energy flow, air traffic, health-care information, even the Internet itself. This book reports on the battle between those determined to exploit the Internet and those committed to protect it.--From publisher description
Finders keepers : the story of a man who found $1 million by Mark Bowden( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the true story of a longshoreman from South Philadelphia who found $1 million lost from a casino and promptly shared it with everyone he knew
The best game ever : Giants vs. Colts, 1958, and the birth of the modern NFL by Mark Bowden( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The remarkable story of the 1958 NFL Championship game between the Colts and the Giants--considered by many to be the greatest football game ever played
The three battles of Wanat : and other true stories by Mark Bowden( Book )

16 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In addition to three extraordinary pieces on war, this book includes Bowden's incisive sports writing, think pieces, and a selection of fascinating profiles--from a piece on the world's youngest and most baffling dictator, Kim Jong-un, to features on newspaper scion Arthur Sulzberger and The Wire creator, David Simon"--Published in Atlantic Monthly.--Back jacket flap
Black Hawk down by Mark Bowden( Recording )

38 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ninety-nine elite American soldiers are trapped in the middle of a hostile city. As night falls, they are surrounded by thousands of enemy gunmen. Their wounded are bleeding to death. Their ammunition and supplies are dwindling. This is the story of how they got there, and how they fought their way out. This is the story of war."--Container
Black Hawk Down : A Story of Modern War by Mark Bowden( )

57 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts a 1993 firefight in Mogadishu, Somalia, that resulted in the deaths of eighteen Americans and more than five hundred Somalis, examining the rationales behind the disastrous raid
Road work : among tyrants, heroes, rogues, and beasts by Mark Bowden( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers the best of Bowden's award-winning nonfiction, from his breakout stories for The Philadelphia Inquirer, where he was a reporter for twenty-four years, to his significant pieces in The Atlantic on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. From activists fighting black rhino poachers in Zambia, to interrogation of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, to the world of Saddam Hussein, to the private and public lives of unique, fascinating Americans such as Al Sharpton and Norman Mailer, reporter Bowden is capable of putting us in the heat of a story in a way few others can.--Publisher
Our finest day : D-Day: June 6, 1944 by Mark Bowden( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doctor dealer by Mark Bowden( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the rise and fall of Larry Lavin, multimillionaire drug-dealing young dentist in Philadelphia
Winning body language : control the conversation, command attention, and convey the right message--without saying a word by Mark Bowden( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Professionals can move up in the business world with the strategic tips and techniques employed by one of the world’s most skilled communicators. Winning Body Language shows how to move to make people believe what you are saying, make them trust you, how to use the area where you are standing, and how to imitate hand motions of influential personalities to inspire confidence, and much more. Body language expert Mark Bowden brings TruthPlane, a unique model of non-verbal communication that professionals can master to give effective, dynamic presentations or memorable one-on-one meetings to their staff, colleagues, management and clients."--Publisher description
The best American science and nature writing 2013( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents fictional and non-fictional stories written by American authors that discuss topics in science and nature
Finders keepers : [the story of a man who found $1 million] by Mark Bowden( Recording )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

True story of an unemployed, drug-addicted, South Philadelphia longshoreman who picked up a tub that had fallen out of an armored truck. As authorities scrambled to find it, Joey Coyle was out spending the contents-- over one million dollars. But the dream-come-true soon became a nightmare when he tried to launder the money with the help of a mob boss
Killing Pablo : the hunt for the world's greatest outlaw by Mark Bowden( Recording )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The inside story of the brutal rise and violent fall of Columbian cocaine cartel kingpin Pablo Escobar
Matar a Pablo Escobar : la cacería del criminal más buscado del mundo by Mark Bowden( Book )

41 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Killing Pablo is the inside story of the brutal rise and violent fall of Columbian cocaine cartel kingpin Pablo Escobar, whose criminal empire held a nation of thirty million hostage- a reign of terror that would end only with his death
Pitt Rivers : the life and archaeological work of Lieutenant-General Augustus Henry Lane Fox Pitt Rivers, DCL, FRS, FSA by Mark Bowden( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A flamboyant polymath, General Augustus Henry Lane Fox Pitt Rivers (1827-1900) was influential in four fields during his lifetime: military training, anthropology, archaeology and public education. Yet very little is known about his career, character, or motivation. Mark Bowden has written an entertaining and thoroughly researched biography of the General, which describes his stormy relationships with his wife, children, colleagues, tenants and dependants; his military career; his activities in public education; and his contributions to anthropology and archaeology. In particular he assesses his impact as excavator, field archaeologist, theoretician and first Inspector of Ancient Monuments on the development of British archaeology. This is the most complete biography of a controversial man whose methods and ideals have been much quoted but frequently misunderstood and misrepresented
 
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Black Hawk down : a story of modern war
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Guests of the Ayatollah : the first battle in America's war with militant IslamKilling Pablo : the hunt for the world's greatest outlawWorm : the first digital world warFinders keepers : the story of a man who found $1 millionThe best game ever : Giants vs. Colts, 1958, and the birth of the modern NFLBlack Hawk downBlack Hawk Down : A Story of Modern WarRoad work : among tyrants, heroes, rogues, and beasts
Alternative Names
Bowden, Mark Robert 1951-

Mark Bowden Amerikaans schrijver

Mark Bowden amerikansk historikar og skribent

Mark Bowden amerikansk historiker och författare

Mark Bowden amerikansk historiker og skribent

Mark Bowden écrivain américain

Mark Bowden escritor estadounidense

Mark Bowden scrittore statunitense

Марк Боуден

Марк Боуден американский писатель

באודן, מארק 1951-

באודן, מרק 1951-

בודן, מרק 1951-

مارك بودن

مارك بودن كاتب أمريكي

보우든, 마크

ボウデン, マーク

マーク・ボウデン

馬克·包登

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