Black Hawk Down : a story of modern war

Mark Bowden (author)

Black Hawk Down : a story of modern war

Black Hawk Down : a story of modern war
Mark Bowden
New York: Atlantic Monthly, 1999 | Other editions
386 p. : ill.
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About Mark Bowden

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Mark Robert Bowden (; born July 17, 1951) is an American journalist and writer. He is a national correspondent for The Atlantic. He is best known for his book Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War (1999) about the 1993 U.S. military raid in Mogadishu, Somalia. It was adapted as a motion picture of the same name that received two Academy Awards.

He is also known for Killing Pablo: The Hunt for the World's Greatest Outlaw (2001) about the efforts to take down Pablo Escobar, a Colombian drug lord.

Early life

Born in 1951 in St. Louis, Missouri; Bowden is a 1973 graduate of Loyola University Maryland. While he was at college, he was inspired to embark on a career in journalism by reading Tom Wolfe's book The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test.

He currently lives in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, the Mushroom Capital of the World.


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