AUTHORS

Mark Bowden

Mark Bowden is the author of seven books, including Killing Pablo, Black Hawk Down and Guests of the Ayatollah. He was a reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer for twenty years and now writes for Vanity Fair, The Atlantic and other magazines. He lives in Pennsylvania, USA.
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REVIEWS

Bowden's reporting here is a model of evenhandedness, giving equal weight and empathy... He usually writes with care and empathy, eschewing fashionable snark and take-down drama.
Dallas Morning News

Bowden is so good at what he does best - highlighting the human angle of battles large and small - that the reader is led to consider what another round of "boots on the ground" would actually mean.
Star Tribune

Fine examples of contemporary journalism... Honest, straightforward, painstakingly researched.
Kirkus Reviews

By turns enlightening, level-headed, and hilarious... With his rigorous and respectful approach to his subjects, multifaceted viewpoint, and wry sense of humor, Bowden proves that American journalism hasn't kicked the bucket yet.
Publishers Weekly

A first-rate collection from one of the finest writers in contemporary journalism.
Booklist

Mark Bowden comes to this story with impressive credentials... How the Americans finally got their man is an extraordinary tale and Bowden does it justice.
Guardian on The Finish

A gripping book about a gripping operationRichard Bacon, Afternoon Show on The Finish

Even simplified for the lay reader, the elegance and audacity of the sparring between Conficker's still unknown creators and the "white hats" who set out to thwart them is gripping. But more than that, it tells us something scary about how vulnerable the internet is, and something rather encouraging about how ingeniously and selflessly people can cooperate in its defence.
Guardian

One of the more reader-friendly examples of recent tech journalism
Scottish Sunday Herald

As a writer, Mark Bowden scans the horizon then points to a distant danger the rest of the world cannot yet see... he unscrews the backs of our computers and takes us on a guided tour of the internet where he reveals the chilling extent of its vulnerability.
Scotland on Sunday

Mark Bowden comes to this story with impressive credentials... How the Americans finally got their man is an extraordinary tale and Bowden does it justice.
The Guardian

If Bowden's book is breathless at times in detailing how the hunt for Bin Laden finally unfolded, he does not dodge the more difficult issues... Above all, Bowden provides a compelling insight into Obama's considerations in ordering such missions.
Observer

A gripping book about a gripping operation... So rich with detail I didn't know.Richard Bacon
Richard Bacon Afternoon Show

One of the most gripping and authoritative accounts of combat ever written.
USA Today on Black Hawk Down