Mark Bowden


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in St. Louis, MO, The United States
July 17, 1951

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Mark Robert Bowden (born July 17, 1951) is an American writer who is currently a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, and a 1973 graduate of Loyola College in Maryland, Bowden was a staff writer for The Philadelphia Inquirer from 1979-2003, and has won numerous awards. He has written for Men's Journal, The Atlantic Monthly, Sports Illustrated, and Rolling Stone over the years, and as a result of his book, Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War, Bowden's received international recognition. The book has been made into a 2001 movie, and was directed by Ridley Scott. He currently lives in Oxford, Pennsylvania.


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Black Hawk Down: A Story of...

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Road Work: Among Tyrants, H...

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June 2017, Mark Bowden
"From Black Hawk Down to his new book on the Vietnam War, Bowden is known for his insightful writing about conflicts. Here is his recommended battlefield reading. " ...More

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“It's what you do right now that makes a difference.”
Mark Bowden

“These problems have been here so long that the only way I’ve been able to function at all is by learning to ignore them. Else I would be in a constant state of panic, unable to think or act constructively.”
Mark Bowden, Worm: The First Digital World War

“No one gets left behind, you know that.”
Mark Bowden, Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War

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