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.
Fine examples of contemporary journalism... Honest, straightforward, painstakingly researched.
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.
A first-rate collection from one of the finest writers in contemporary journalism.
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