Mark Bowden

1 Black Hawk Down

Author : Mark Bowden
Genre :  Military  Books  History 
Price :  $15.99
Release Date :  2010-04-01
Description :  Already a classic of war reporting and now reissued as a Grove Press paperback, <i>Black Hawk Down</i> is Mark Bowden’s brilliant account of the longest sustained firefight involving American troops since the Vietnam War. On October 3, 1993, about a hundred elite U.S. soldiers were dropped by helicopter into the teeming market in the heart of Mogadishu, Somalia. Their mission was to abduct two top lieutenants of a Somali warlord and return to base. It was supposed to take an hour. Instead, they found themselves pinned down through a long and terrible night fighting against thousands of heavily armed Somalis. The following morning, eighteen Americans were dead and more than seventy had been badly wounded. <br />Drawing on interviews from both sides, army records, audiotapes, and videos (some of the material is still classified), Bowden’s minute-by-minute narrative is one of the most exciting accounts of modern combat ever written—a riveting story that captures the heroism, courage, and brutality of battle.

2 Killing Pablo

Author : Mark Bowden
Genre :  True Crime  Books  Nonfiction 
Price :  $16.99
Release Date :  2007-12-01
Description :  Killing Pablo is the story of the fifteen-month manhunt for Colombian cocaine cartel kingpin Pablo Escobar, whose escape from his lavish, mansionlike jail drove a nation to the brink of chaos. In a gripping, up-close account, acclaimed journalist Mark Bowden exposes the never-before-revealed details of how U.S. military and intelligence operatives covertly led the mission to find and kill the world's most dangerous outlaw. 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 narrative that reads as if it were torn from the pages of a Tom Clancy technothriller. Killing Pablo also tells the story of Escobar's rise, how he built a criminal organization that would hold an entire nation hostage -- and the stories of the intrepid men who would ultimately bring him down. There is Steve Jacoby, the leader of Centra Spike, the ultrasecret U.S. special forces team that would use cutting-edge surveillance technology to find one man among a nation of 37 million. There is Morris Busby, U.S. ambassador to Colombia, who would convince the Bush administration to approve the deployment of the shadowy Delta Force operators who would be the key to the drug lord's demise. And there is Escobar's archenemy, Col. Hugo Martinez, the leader of Colombia's federal police, who would turn down a $6 million bribe, survive countless attempts on his life, and endure a humiliating exile while waging his battle against the drug lord's criminal empire. It was Martinez's son, raised in the shadow of constant threat from Escobar's followers, who would ultimately track the fugitive to a Bogota rooftop on the fateful day in 1993 when the outlaw would finally meet his end. Action-packed and unputdownable, Killing Pablo is a tour de force of narrative journalism and a stark portrayal of rough justice in the real world.

3 The Finish

Author : Mark Bowden
Genre :  Military  Books  History 
Price :  $15.99
Release Date :  2012-10-16
Description :  From Mark Bowden, the preeminent chronicler of our military and special forces, comes The Finish, a gripping account of the hunt for Osama bin Laden. With access to key sources, Bowden takes us inside the rooms where decisions were made and on the ground where the action unfolded.<br /><br />After masterminding the attacks of September 11, 2001, Osama bin Laden managed to vanish. Over the next ten years, as Bowden 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, Bowden 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. Bowden 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.

4 Hue 1968

Author : Mark Bowden
Genre :  Military  Books  History 
Price :  $29.99
Release Date :  2017-06-06
Description :  <b><i>New York Times</i> Bestseller</b><br /> <b>A <i>Los Angeles Times</i> Book Prize Finalist in History</b><br /><br /> <b> Winner of the 2018 Marine Corps Heritage Foundation Greene Award for a distinguished work of nonfiction </b> <br /><br /> <b>"An extraordinary feat of journalism . . . full of emotion and color."—Karl Marlantes, <i>Wall Street Journal</i></b><br /><br /> The first battle book from Mark Bowden since his #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>Black Hawk Down</i>, <i>Hue 1968</i> is the story of the centerpiece of the Tet Offensive and a turning point in the American War in Vietnam. In the early hours of January 31, 1968, the North Vietnamese launched over one hundred attacks across South Vietnam in what would become known as the Tet Offensive. The lynchpin of Tet was the capture of Hue, Vietnam?s intellectual and cultural capital, by 10,000 National Liberation Front troops who descended from hidden camps and surged across the city of 140,000. Within hours the entire city was in their hands save for two small military outposts. American commanders refused to believe the size and scope of the Front?s presence, ordering small companies of marines against thousands of entrenched enemy troops. 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.<br /><br /> With unprecedented access to war archives in the U.S. and Vietnam and interviews with participants from both sides, Bowden narrates each stage of this crucial battle through multiple viewpoints. Played out over 24 days and ultimately costing 10,000 lives, the Battle of Hue was by far the bloodiest of the entire war. When it ended, the American debate was never again about winning, only about how to leave. <i>Hue 1968</i> is a gripping and moving account of this pivotal moment.

5 Guests of the Ayatollah

Author : Mark Bowden
Genre :  Middle East  Books  History 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2007-12-01
Description :  From the best-selling author of Black Hawk Down comes a riveting, definitive 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 fifty-two Americans hostage, and kept nearly all of them hostage for 444 days. In <i>Guests of the Ayatollah</i>, Mark Bowden tells this sweeping story through the eyes of the hostages, the soldiers in a new special forces unit sent to free them, their radical, naïve 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. Bowden dedicated five years to this research, including numerous trips to Iran and countless interviews with those involved on both sides. <i>Guests of the Ayatollah</i> is a detailed, brilliantly re-created, and suspenseful account of a crisis that gripped and ultimately changed the world.

6 Winning Body Language : Control the Conversation, Command Attention, and Convey the Right Message without Saying a Word

Author : Mark Bowden
Genre :  Business & Personal Finance  Books 
Price :  $17.99
Release Date :  2010-03-17
Description :  The Unique System of Nonverbal Skills Used by the Most Effective Leaders in Business Today<br /><br /><b>CONTROL THE CONVERSATION, COMMAND ATTENTION, ANDCONVEY THE RIGHT MESSAGE--WITHOUT SAYING A WORD</b><br /><br />Whether you're presenting an idea, delivering a speech, managing a team, or negotiating a deal, your body language plays a key role in your overall success.<br /><br />This ingenious step-by-step guide, written by an elite trainer of Fortune 50 CEOs and G8 world leaders, unlocks the secrets of nonverbal communication--using a proven system of universal techniques that can give you the ultimate professional advantage. Learn easily how to:<br />Successfully master the visual TruthPlanearound you to win trust now.Gesture in a way that gains everyone’s attention—even before you speak.Appeal to others' deep psychological needsfor immediate rapport and influence.<br /><b><i>This enhanced eBook includes 13 exclusive videos demonstrating different body language techniques to enhance communication, increase trust, and attract others.</i></b><br /><br />You'll discover how to sit, stand, and subtly alter your body language to move with confidence, control conversations, command attention, persuade andinfluence others, and convey positive energy—without saying a word.<br /><br />It's the one key to success nobody talks about!

7 Worm

Author : Mark Bowden
Genre :  Politics & Current Events  Books  Computers & Internet  Computers 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2011-09-27
Description :  <b>From the bestselling author of <i>Black Hawk Down</i>, the gripping story of the Conficker worm—the cyberattack that nearly toppled the world. </b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> The Conficker worm infected its first computer in November 2008, and within a month had infiltrated 1.5 million computers in 195 countries. Banks, telecommunications companies, and critical government networks—including British Parliament and the French and German military—became infected almost instantaneously. No one had ever seen anything like it.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> By January 2009, the worm lay hidden in at least eight million computers, and the botnet of linked computers it had created was big enough that an attack might crash the world. In this “masterpiece” (<i>The Philadelphia Inquirer</i>), Mark Bowden expertly lays out a spellbinding tale of how hackers, researchers, millionaire Internet entrepreneurs, and computer security experts found themselves drawn into a battle between those determined to exploit the Internet and those committed to protecting it.<br /> &#xa0;

8 Once There Was a War

Author : John Steinbeck & Mark Bowden
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  History  Military 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  1958-10-17
Description :  “Age can never dull this kind of writing,” writes the <i>Chicago Tribune </i>of John Steinbeck’s dispatches from World War II, filed for the <i>New York Herald Tribune </i>in 1943, which vividly captured the human side of war. Writing from England in the midst of the London blitz, North Africa, and Italy, Steinbeck focuses on the people as opposed to the battles, portraying everyone from the guys in the bomber crew to Bob Hope on his USO tour. He eats and drinks with soldiers behind enemy lines, talks with them, and fights beside them. First published in book form in 1958, these writings, now with a new introduction by Mark Bowden, create an unforgettable portrait of life in wartime that continues to resonate with truth and humanity.

9 Winning Body Language

Author : Mark Bowden
Genre :  Business & Personal Finance  Books 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2010-04-09
Description :  The Unique System of Nonverbal Skills Used by the Most Effective Leaders in Business Today<br /><br /><b>CONTROL THE CONVERSATION, COMMAND ATTENTION, ANDCONVEY THE RIGHT MESSAGE--WITHOUT SAYING A WORD</b><br /><br />Whether you're presenting an idea, delivering a speech, managing a team, or negotiating a deal, your body language plays a key role in your overall success.<br /><br />This ingenious step-by-step guide, written by an elite trainer of Fortune 50 CEOs and G8 world leaders, unlocks the secrets of nonverbal communication--using a proven system of universal techniques that can give you the ultimate professional advantage. Learn easily how to:<br />Successfully master the visual TruthPlanearound you to win trust now.Gesture in a way that gains everyone’s attention—even before you speak.Appeal to others' deep psychological needsfor immediate rapport and influence.<br />You'll discover how to sit, stand, and subtly alter your body language to move with confidence, control conversations, command attention, persuade andinfluence others, and convey positive energy—without saying a word.<br /><br />It's the one key to success nobody talks about!

10 Doctor Dealer

Author : Mark Bowden
Genre :  True Crime  Books  Nonfiction 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2007-12-01
Description :  <b>From the # 1<i> New York Times</i>–bestselling author of <i>Black Hawk Down</i>: The “shocking” story of the country’s unlikeliest drug kingpin (<i>The Baltimore Sun</i>).</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> By the early 1980s, Larry Lavin seemed to have everything going for him. He was a bright, charismatic young man who rose from working-class upbringings in a Massachusetts mill town to become a dentist with an Ivy League education and a thriving practice—a beloved father with a well-respected family in one of Philadelphia’s most exclusive suburbs.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> But behind the façade of his success was a dark secret: Lavin was also the mastermind behind a cocaine empire that spread from Miami to Boston to New Mexico, catering to lawyers, stockbrokers, and other professionals, and generating an annual income of $60 million for the good doctor.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Now, Mark Bowden, a “master of narrative journalism” (<i>The New York Times Book Review</i>) tells the harrowing saga of Lavin’s rise and fall in “a shocking American tragedy&#xa0;.&#xa0;.&#xa0;. [that] shoots straight from the hip” (<i>The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette</i>).<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “An engrossing crime story and a compelling morality tale.” —<i>The Arizona Republic</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Has all the elements of a chilling suspense thriller&#xa0;.&#xa0;.&#xa0;. A smoothly crafted, exciting, can’t-put-it-down book.” —<i>The New Voice </i>(Louisville)<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Bowden has emerged as one of our best writers of muscular nonfiction.” —<i>The Denver Post</i>&#xa0;Mark Bowden is the author of thirteen books, including the #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>Black Hawk Down</i>. He reported at the <i>Philadelphia Inquirer</i> for twenty years and now writes for the <i>Atlantic</i>, <i>Vanity Fair</i>, and other magazines. He is also the writer in residence at the University of Delaware. His most recent book is <i>Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam.</i>

11 The Best American Crime Writing 2006

Author : Mark Bowden, Otto Penzler & Thomas H. Cook
Genre :  True Crime  Books  Nonfiction 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2009-03-17
Description :  A sterling collection of the year's most shocking, compelling, and gripping writing about real-life crime, the 2006 edition of The Best American Crime Writing offers fascinating vicarious journeys into a world of felons and their felonious acts. This thrilling compendium includes:<br /><br />Jeffrey Toobin's eye-opening exposé in The New Yorker about a famous prosecutor who may have put the wrong man on death row<br /><br />Skip Hollandsworth's amazing but true tale of an old cowboy bank robber who turned out to be a "classic good-hearted Texas woman"<br /><br />Jimmy Breslin's stellar piece about the end of the Mob as we know it

12 Winning Body Language for Sales Professionals: Control the Conversation and Connect with Your Customer—without Saying a Word

Author : Mark Bowden & Andrew Ford
Genre :  Business & Personal Finance  Books 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2012-09-28
Description :  <b>Building on his classic guide <i>Winning Body Language</i>, master communications expert Mark Bowden reveals essential nonverbal strategies that help win sales</b><br /><br />Whether calling on a potential client for the first time, delivering a presentation, analyzing a client's needs, or making a sale, how the message is delivered matters as much as—or more than—what's being said. <i>Winning Body Language for Sales Professionals</i> unlocks the secrets of nonverbal communication to give sales specialists an unbeatable advantage. <br /><br />Mark Bowden has coached hundreds of clients how to communicate more effectively and influentially. In this guide, he delivers step-by-step guidance and demonstrations specifically tailored for sales pros, including how to read situations and cues in prospective clients' body language; knowing when (and how) to sit and stand; and subtle alterations to body language that convey positive energy, persuade and influence, and put customers at ease!<br /><br /><b>Mark Bowden </b>is a noted body language expert and creator of TruthPlane(TM), a communication and presentation training program used by Fortune 50 companies and CEOs throughout the world.

13 Finders Keepers

Author : Mark Bowden
Genre :  True Crime  Books  Nonfiction 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2007-12-01
Description :  <b>The “unexpectedly moving” story of dumb luck and the American Dream in South Philly from the # 1 <i>New York Times</i>–bestselling author (<i>Entertainment Weekly</i>).</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> What would you do if you found a million dollars? When Joey Coyle did, he was a twenty-eight-year-old drug-dependent, unemployed longshoreman living with his ailing mother in a tight-knit neighborhood in Philadelphia. While cruising the streets just blocks from his home, fate took a turn worthy of a Hollywood caper when he found $1.2 million in unmarked bills—casino money that had fallen off an armored truck. It was virtually untraceable. Coyle? Not so much.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Over the next seven days, fueled by euphoria, methamphetamine, and paranoia, Coyle shared his windfall with everyone from his eight-year-old niece to total strangers to a local mob boss who offered to “clean” it. Even before news of the missing money made headlines, Det. Pat Laurenzi, with the help of the FBI, was working around the clock to find it. No one was prepared for how Coyle’s dream-come-true would come tumbling down, or what would happen when it did.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> From “a master of narrative journalism” comes the incredible true-life thriller of an ordinary man with an extraordinary dilemma, and the complicity, concern, and betrayal of friends, family, and neighbors that would prove his undoing (<i>The New York Times Book Review</i>).<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “A miniature serio-comedy about life in the city.” —<i>The Washington Post</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Masterfully reported and artfully paced.” —<i>Entertainment Weekly</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “A taut, fast-paced tale.” —<i>The Baltimore Sun</i><br /> &#xa0;

14 Winning Body Language for Sales Professionals: Control the Conversation and Connect with Your Customer—Without Saying a Word

Author : Mark Bowden & Andrew Ford
Genre :  Business & Personal Finance  Books 
Price :  $17.99
Release Date :  2012-09-06
Description :  <b>PROVEN NONVERBAL STRATEGIES THAT WIN SALES</b><br /><br />When you are selling, the way you deliver your message will matter as much as, or more than, what you actually say. In this groundbreaking book, body language guru Mark Bowden teams up with renowned sales trainer Andrew Ford to reveal nonverbal communication skills guaranteed to give you the advantage in every sales situation.<br /><br /><i>Winning Body Language for Sales Professionals</i> reveals the universal body language signals that command instant respect and teaches you how to use them to:<br />Avoid being perceived as just another “salesperson” Earn lasting trust—without saying a word Interpret others’ body language to determine “friends” and “enemies” Create an environment that puts buyers at ease Influence the feelings and behavior of your prospects <br /><b><i>This enhanced eBook includes 12 exclusive videos demonstrating techniques that enhance your presence to become a better sales professional.</i></b><br /><br />These are the secrets every salesperson has been waiting for. When you communicate in a positive way with your body language, your words hold greater weight than ever—and winning the sale is just a handshake away.

15 Winning Body Language for Success in Career and Life

Author : Mark Bowden
Genre :  Business & Personal Finance  Books 
Price :  $23.99
Release Date :  2013-09-20
Description :  <b>It's not what you say, but how you say it<br />A proven new system for nonverbal communication—from an expert to Fortune 50 CEO's and G8 world leaders</b><br />Professionals can move up in the business world with the strategic tips and techniques employed by one of the world’s most skilled communicators. <i>Winning Body Language</i> 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.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />You'll learn how to master the universal techniques of body language, including such counter-intuitive tips as:<br />How manipulating the six square feet of area in front of your body known as the ""truth plane""How to tap into audiences' primal brain structures so they identify with youWhy looking someone in the eye while speaking with them can be deadlyHow imitating Hilary Clinton's hand motions can inspire confidenceAnd more!<br /><i>Winning Body Language</i> includes a full vocabulary of gesture delivery, a comprehensive and practical understanding of the signals that bind us all together, and unique tips and techniques to help us stand out and get noticed at work.gesture delivery, a comprehensive and practical understanding of the signals that bind us all together, and unique tips and techniques to help us stand out and get noticed at work.

16 Killing Pablo Escobar

Author : Mark Bowden
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books 
Price :  $27.99
Release Date :  2016-04-14
Description :  UNDERDOG, GANGSTER, LEGEND &amp;nbsp; Pablo Escobar var den colombianske knarkkungen vars kriminella kokainimperium höll en hel nation som gisslan. Men för Escobar räckte det inte att vara rik och mäktig. Han ville framför allt bli beundrad, respekterad och älskad. &amp;nbsp; I Killing Pablo Escobar skildras närgånget den mytomspunne kartelledarens uppgång och den sexton månader långa jakt som slutligen skulle bli hans fall. Genom intervjuer med soldater och ämbetsmän, samt sin insyn i topphemliga dokument, skapar Mark Bowden en lika gripande som gastkramande berättelse om vår tids mäktigaste brottsling. &amp;nbsp; I ett personligt förord berättar dessutom Jonas ”El Choco” Andersson, den svenske drogsmugglaren som suttit i Bolivias mest ökända fängelse, om sin relation till Escobar. &amp;nbsp; Pablo Escobars liv har även aktualiserats i den populära Netflix-serien Narcos.

17 The Three Battles of Wanat

Author : Mark Bowden
Genre :  Politics & Current Events  Books  Nonfiction  Social Science  Fiction & Literature  Essays 
Price :  $16.99
Release Date :  2016-01-05
Description :  <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Mark Bowden has had a prolific career as one of America’s leading journalists and nonfiction writers. His new collection, <i>The Three Battles of Wanat and Other True Stories</i>, features the best of his long-form pieces on war, as well as notable profiles, sports reporting, and essays on culture.<br /><br />Including pieces from the <i>Atlantic</i>, <i>Vanity Fair</i>, the <i>New Yorker</i>, and the <i>Philadelphia Inquirer</i>, this collection is Bowden at his best. The titular article, “The Three Battles of Wanat,” tells the story of one of the bloodiest days in the War in Afghanistan and the extraordinary years-long fallout it generated within the United States military. In “The Killing Machines,” Bowden examines the strategic, legal, and moral issues surrounding armed drones. And in a brilliant piece on Kim Jong-un, “The Bright Sun of Juche,” he recalibrates our understanding of the world’s youngest and most baffling dictator. Also included are profiles of newspaper scion Arthur Sulzberger; renowned defense attorney and anti-death-penalty activist Judy Clarke; and David Simon, the creator of “The Wire.”<br /><br />Absorbing and provocative, <i>The Three Battles of Wanat</i> is an essential collection for fans of Mark Bowden’s writing, and for anyone who enjoys first-rate narrative nonfiction.

18 Hué 1968

Author : Mark Bowden
Genre :  Asia  Books  History  Americas  Biographies & Memoirs  Military 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2018-01-23
Description :  Gracias a un acceso sin precedentes a archivos de la guerra en EEUU y en Vietnam, así como a entrevistas con participantes de ambos bandos, Bowden narra cada fase de esta crucial batalla a través de múltiples puntos de vista.<br /><br /> En la madrugada del 31 de enero de 1968, el ejército norvietnamita ejecutó más de un centenar de ataques simultáneos por todo Vietnam del Sur en lo que se acabaría conociendo como la Ofensiva del Tet. El momento clave del Tet fue la captura de Hué, la capital intelectual y cultural de Vietnam. Tras varios días de combates inútiles y letales, el teniente coronel Ernie Cheatham acabaría dando con una estrategia para retomar la ciudad, bloque a bloque y edificio por edificio, en la muestra de combate urbano más intenso desde la Segunda Guerra Mundial.

19 The Best Game Ever

Author : Mark Bowden
Genre :  Football  Books  Sports & Outdoors 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2009-05-06
Description :  <b>The NFL </b><b>championship game that changed the history of football: a <i>New York Times</i> bestseller by the author of <i>Black Hawk Down</i>.</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> Yankee Stadium, December 28, 1958. What was about to go down on this Sunday evening in front of sixty-four thousand fans and forty-five million home viewers—the largest viewership ever assembled for a live televised event—was the first sudden death overtime in NFL history. This one battle between the league’s best offense, the Baltimore Colts, and the best defense, the New York Giants, would propel professional football from a moderately popular pastime into America’s favorite sport.<br /><br /> On the field and roaming the sidelines were seventeen future Hall of Famers, including Colts stars Johnny Unitas, Raymond Berry, and Gino Marchetti; and Giants greats Frank Gifford, Sam Huff; and assistant coaches Vince Lombardi and Tom Landry. But they were opposing teams in more ways than one. It was a contest between Baltimore blue-collars, many of whom worked off-season selling insurance or taking shifts at Bethlehem Steel, and the trendy New York glamour boys of splashy magazine ads and TV commercials, who mingled with the likes of politicians, Broadway stars, and even Ernest Hemingway.<br /><br /> Mark Bowden “dives into the trenches of the 1958 NFL Championship game” for a riveting play-by-play account, the stories behind the key players, the effect it had on a country in transition, and on today’s NFL (<i>Entertainment Weekly</i>).<br /> “Bring[s] the contest so alive that you find yourself almost wondering&#xa0;.&#xa0;.&#xa0;. years later, how it will turn out in the end.” —<i>The New York Times</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “<i>The Best Game Ever</i>&#xa0;is sure to become an instant Sacred Text.” —Jonathan Yardley, <i>The Washington Post</i>&#xa0;Mark Bowden is the author of thirteen books, including the #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>Black Hawk Down</i>. He reported at the <i>Philadelphia Inquirer</i> for twenty years and now writes for the <i>Atlantic</i>, <i>Vanity Fair</i>, and other magazines. He is also the writer in residence at the University of Delaware. His most recent book is <i>Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam.</i>

20 Road Work

Author : Mark Bowden
Genre :  Politics & Current Events  Books 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2007-12-01
Description :  <b>“Painstakingly reported stories about losers, oddballs and con men” from the #1 <i>New York Times</i>–bestselling journalist (<i>The New York Times Book Review</i>).</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> From the author of <i>Black Hawk Down</i> comes a riveting collection of the most diverse and far-reaching of Mark Bowden’s award-winning nonfiction—“with fascinating features on Norman Mailer, the war against terror, and even a Philadelphia Zoo gorilla, Bowden’s range is broad” (<i>Entertainment Weekly</i>).<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Whether traveling to Rhode Island where one of the largest cocaine rings in history is uncovered, or to the Luangwa Valley in Zambia where anti-poachers fight to save the black rhino, Bowden takes us down rough roads previously off-limits: the top-secret world of Guantanamo Bay; Saddam Hussein’s post 9/11 days on the run; a pimp’s inside track on police corruption in Philadelphia; and Al Sharpton’s campaign trail.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Bowden also invites readers along to meet a small-town high school football team, farmers who make bras for cows, the Rocky Balboa statue in Philadelphia, and on an inspiring trip to Disney World with a wide-eyed group of terminally ill children.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> In <i>Road Work</i>, Mark Bowden “fashion[s] prose that reads like good fiction, with the bonus that his stories are true” (<i>The New York Times Book Review</i>).<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Astute character reading and solid research combine with ingenious and stylish prose: a superior portfolio from a journalist who stays at the top of his game.” —<i>Kirkus Reviews</i>, starred review<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Bowden is unlike any other journalist&#xa0;.&#xa0;.&#xa0;. Superb reporting, a fine mind conceiving the story line, and a compelling writing style lead to something approaching immortality.” —<i>St. Louis Post-Dispatch</i>&#xa0;Mark Bowden is the author of thirteen books, including the #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>Black Hawk Down</i>. He reported at the <i>Philadelphia Inquirer</i> for twenty years and now writes for the <i>Atlantic</i>, <i>Vanity Fair</i>, and other magazines. He is also the writer in residence at the University of Delaware. His most recent book is <i>Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam.</i>

21 Bringing the Heat

Author : Mark Bowden
Genre :  Football  Books  Sports & Outdoors 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2007-12-01
Description :  <b>“An ambitious, remarkably frank” story of the Philadelphia Eagles’ bid for the NFL championship by the #1 <i>New York Times</i>–bestselling author (<i>Kirkus Reviews</i>).</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> In 1992, the Philadelphia Eagles—a team assembled in the image of their iconoclastic, controversial former head coach, Buddy Ryan—were known for their ferocious defense led by Reggie White, Seth Joyner, and Andre Waters, and for the otherworldly talents of quarterback Randall Cunningham.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Now was the time for the Eagles’ campaign for the championship. But as the season progressed, it disintegrated into an ugly flurry of greed, racism, violence, personal and professional feuds, one tragic death, and a very wild face-off in the stands between a player’s wife and mistress. By midseason, the sentiment of fans and press was the same: “shut up and play.”<br /> &#xa0;<br /> A no-holds-barred account told through the personal stories of the teammates themselves, as well as the coaches, managers and owner, <i>Bringing the Heat</i> spares nothing—and no one—in “a phenomenal feat of reportage, perfect for football fans coast to coast” (H.&#xa0;G. Bissinger, author of&#xa0;<i>Friday Night Lights</i>).<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Overflows with stories of pro football dreams, of bravery in the face of injury. Yet it also unflinchingly tells of the darker side of life in the NFL: uncontrolled egos, ruined families, marital infidelity.” —<i>The New York Times Book Review</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “There are now four mandatory books on football: Dan Jenkins’s&#xa0;<i>Semi-Tough</i>; George Plimpton’s <i>Paper Lion</i>; H. G. Bissinger’s <i>Friday Night Lights</i>, and the hilarious, incorrigible son of them all, Mark Bowden’s <i>Bringing the Heat</i>.” —Michael Bamberger, <i>Sports Illustrated</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Bowden pulls no punches&#xa0;.&#xa0;.&#xa0;. as thorough an account of a sports franchise as any fan, even Eagles fanatics, could want.” —<i>Publishers Weekly</i>&#xa0;Mark Bowden is the author of thirteen books, including the #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>Black Hawk Down</i>. He reported at the <i>Philadelphia Inquirer</i> for twenty years and now writes for the <i>Atlantic</i>, <i>Vanity Fair</i>, and other magazines. He is also the writer in residence at the University of Delaware. His most recent book is <i>Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam.</i>

22 Killing Pablo

Author : Mark Bowden
Genre :  Social Science  Books  Nonfiction 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2016-01-14
Description :  1992 rief der Präsident Kolumbiens die Amerikaner gegen den mächtigsten Staatsfeind des Landes zu Hilfe: Pablo Escobar hatte mit seinen Kokainmilliarden und seinen Killerkommandos das Land an den Rand des Chaos gebracht. Mark Bowden schildert in seinem atemberaubenden Bericht die Jagd einer Spezialeinheit des amerikanischen Militärs auf einen der &#34;größten Verbrecher der Welt&#34;. Dabei stützt er sich auf Interviews mit Beteiligten und auf Hunderte von Seiten geheimdienstlicher Dokumente, darunter die Mitschriften von Escobars abgehörten Telefongesprächen.

23 Worm

Author : Mark Bowden
Genre :  Life Sciences  Books  Science & Nature 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2012-02-18
Description :  Dass Cyberverbrechen und Cyberwar keine bloß virtuellen Gefahren mehr sind,<br/> sickert erst allmählich ins öffentliche und politische Bewusstsein. Als der Computerwurm<br/> &#34;Conficker&#34; im November 2008 auf die Welt losgelassen wurde, infizierte<br/> er binnen weniger Wochen Millionen von Computern weltweit. War er in ein System<br/> eingedrungen, konnte er dieses mit anderen verbinden und so ein Netzwerk bilden,<br/> das sich von außen kontrollieren ließ. Ein solch großes Botnetz ist theoretisch in<br/> der Lage, sämtliche Computernetzwerke zu überwältigen, ohne die heute unsere<br/> Banken, Telefone, Kraftwerke oder Flughäfen, ja sogar das Internet selbst kollabieren<br/> würden - mit unabsehbaren Folgen. War &#34;Conficker&#34; nur das Werkzeug von<br/> Cyberkriminellen oder gar eine reale militärische Waffe mit so nie dagewesenem<br/> Zerstörungspotenzial?<br/> Mark Bowden erzählt, wie in einem dramatischen Wettlauf Computerexperten alles<br/> daransetzen, den brandgefährlichen Wurm auszuschalten. Packend beschreibt er<br/> einen nach wie vor völlig unterschätzten Krieg, der buchstäblich unter unseren<br/> Fingerspitzen auf der Tastatur ausgefochten wird.

24 Tame the Primitive Brain

Author : Mark Bowden
Genre :  Business & Personal Finance  Books 
Price :  $15.99
Release Date :  2013-02-04
Description :  <b>A new and simple system to understanding and controlling the behavior of others</b> <br />Noted body language, behavior and communication expert Mark Bowden offers a totally practical, easy-to-read guide to understanding the impulsive actions of others, along with the best tools to manage them. A number one anxiety in business is dealing with problem people. In <i>Tame the Primitive Brain</i>, Mark Bowden's fresh approach is the fastest and most effective way to understand why someone acts towards you the way they do; why you react to their behavior in the way <i>you</i> do; and most importantly, what exactly to do about it to achieve the right outcomes.<br /> Brings new and fresh perspectives to business readers for dealing with tricky behaviors Explains how to effectively manage those around you at any level in an organization Shares the latest evolutionary behavioral theory, neuroscientific evidence, and the tried and tested tools and tricks based on these premises <br />This simple model of how we humans can and do relate to each other brings increased depth of understanding and expands your toolset to better manage yourself and others to achieve anything.

25 La cattura

Author : Mark Bowden
Genre :  United States  Books  History 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2012-10-17
Description :  A Jalalabad, in Afghanistan, un distaccamento delle forze speciali della marina americana si prepara a entrare in azione: controllano il funzionamento delle armi portatili, verificano l’efficienza dei collegamenti radio, provano i mirini laser e i visori notturni, regolano le cinghie di imbragature ed elmetti. A Washington, Obama riunisce nella Situation Room della Casa Bianca le massime cariche di esercito e servizi segreti per passare in rassegna un’ultima volta il piano d’assalto: per il prestigio del Paese e del suo governo la posta in gioco è colossale. È il 1 maggio 2011: dopo mesi di sorveglianza e dieci anni di indagini, analisi e preparativi sempre più sofisticati, due Black Hawk silenziati e verniciati di nero attraversano nel buio il confine del Pakistan verso Abbottabad per chiudere la caccia iniziata all’indomani dell’undici settembre. Meno di un’ora dopo, u no dei militari trasmette via radio il messaggio in codice: “Geronimo E.K.I.A.”, enemy killed in action. L’epilogo è perfetto: l’America ha ucciso Bin Laden. In questo reportage, più emozionante di qualunque ricostruzione romanzesca, Mark Bowden ripercorre la coreografia perfetta dell’intervento. Attingendo a fonti esclusive presso Casa Bianca, Cia e Pentagono svela retroscena finora nascosti non solo dell’operazione ma della guerra al terrorismo: dalla “vena madre” di documenti rinvenuta nel “raid di Sinjar” del 2007 all’identificazione di un misterioso “Passeggiatore” dietro le alte mura di cinta del complesso di Abbottabad; dagli interrogatori dei prigionieri di Guantanamo alle simulazioni dei Navy Seals in Nevada; dal via libera di Obama al dispiegarsi dell’attacco finale. Bowden ci aiuta a comprendere l’ambigua zona grigia tra obblighi morali e interessi nazionali delle “stanze della guerra” in una riflessione efficace sul ruolo dei protagonisti coinvolti e sul futuro che ci aspetta.

26 Döda bin Ladin

Author : Mark Bowden
Genre :  Social Science  Books  Nonfiction 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2012-10-16
Description :  I sin viktigaste bok sedan <i>Black Hawk Down</i> skildrar Mark Bowden slutet för en av 2000-talets mest hatade personer. Han följer operationen steg för steg, från spionage och spaningsarbete till planering, beslut och genomförande. Detta är en unik skildring av den mest högprofilerade operation en specialstyrka någonsin genomfört – den gastkramande berättelsen om hur mannen som låg bakom 9/11 mötte sitt öde.<br /><br />Usama bin Ladin lyckades upprätthålla kommunikationen med sitt terrornätverk trots att han gått under jorden. En efter en dödades hans närmaste män och snaran drogs åt. President Obama betraktades till en början av vissa som en naiv fredsivrare på grund av sitt motstånd mot Irakkriget. I ord och handling har han dock visat prov på stort ansvarstagande, och blivit en av de mest beslutsamma och engagerade överbefälhavare som någonsin suttit i Vita huset.<br /><br /><i>Döda bin Ladin</i> berättar inträngande om det omvälvande förändringsarbete som USA:s specialstyrkor och CIA genomfört. Både militären och underrättelseväsendet har fått anpassa sig rejält för att effektivt kunna bekämpa statslösa fiender som al-Qaida. Och i maj 2011 fick hela världen se resultatet. Världens mest eftersökte terrorist hittades och dödades.<br /><br />Mark Bowden är en av vår tids främsta reportageförfattare. Hans nya bok är en rapp berättelse om jakten som ledde fram till Usama bin Ladins död. Bowden har haft tillgång till helt unika källor, däribland president Obama själv. Den drivna berättelsen för oss rakt till händelsernas absoluta centrum: där besluten fattades, där historia skrevs. Hela vägen till det blodiga slutet i villan i Abbottabad.<br /><br />Översättare: Thomas Engström,<br /><br />Omslagsformgivare: John Eyre

27 Helikopter w ogniu

Author : Mark Bowden
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  History  Military  Africa 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2009-10-01
Description :  Kanwa filmu Ridley’a Scotta i międzynarodowy bestseller końca XX wieku, którego polskie wydanie ukazuje się po raz pierwszy prawie 20 lat po wydarzeniach w Mogadiszu. Próba ujęcia adiutantów somalijskiego watażki zakończona strąceniem 2 helikopterów i śmiercią 18 amerykańskich żołnierzy nie jest luźnym rozważaniem nad sensem amerykańskiej interwencji, ale trzymającą w napięciu niemalże stenograficzną relacją z pola bitwy. Książka Marka Bowdena przypomina dokładnie ułożoną grę strategiczną, w której pionkami są elitarne oddziały rangersów i Delta Force, grę rozsypującą się na naszych oczach jak kostki domina. Nieprzypadkowo Bitwa o Mogadiszu, jak nazwały operację wojskową media stanowi klasyczne studium przypadku jak wszystko, co miało pójść dobrze, poszło całkowicie źle.

28 Defending Scilly

Author : Mark Bowden & Allan Brodie Allan Brodie
Genre :  Engineering  Books  Professional & Technical  History  Military  Arts & Entertainment  Art & Architecture 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2015-04-01
Description :  The Isles of Scilly are renowned for their natural beauty, wild flowers and temperate climate, but there is another reason to visit these paradise islands. Since the 16th century they have been in the frontline of this country&#39;s military defences and successive generations of fortifications have survived in Scilly, unmatched in any other location around Britain. This unrivalled survival was due to the lack of pressure to develop the islands and happily because the feared enemy rarely attacked. However, there is another threat to this precious heritage, the power of the sea. William Borlase in the mid-18th century recorded how much of the islands&#39; history had succumbed to rising sea level, and today increasingly turbulent weather patterns may be accelerating the process of coastal erosion. This book celebrates the unique survival of military fortifications on the islands, but it also serves to illustrate the value and vulnerability of the whole country&#39;s coastal heritage. Like King Canute, we cannot turn back the sea, but we can celebrate these precious survivals from the colourful history of our island nation.

29 Il faut tuer Ben Laden

Author : Mark Bowden
Genre :  Social Science  Books  Nonfiction 
Price :  $18.99
Release Date :  2012-10-24
Description :  <i>Oussama Ben Laden est mort</i>. La nouvelle, incroyable, se répand dans le monde entier. Les images défilent. Depuis les attentats du 11 septembre, l'homme le plus recherché de la planète, le survivant du progressif démantèlement d'Al-Quaïda, était un fantôme introuvable pour les services de renseignements américains. Par une nuit sans lune, ce 2 mai 2011, la traque menait enfin à une résidence fortifiée d'Abbottabad au Pakistan. La cible était localisée, et l'ordre était de la liquider. Un commando de 24 hommes entraînés aux opérations de terrain, et le Sheik meurt de plusieurs balles. Etait-ce donc si simple ?<br />Ce document nourri de sources <i>totalement inédites</i>, des archives d'Al-Quaïda saisies lors du raid aux témoignages des guerriers de l'ombre, les hommes du SEAL, nous raconte sur un rythme fiévreux, minute par minute, les secrets de la chasse à l'homme la plus coûteuse de l'histoire. Comment Obama le pacifiste, l'opposant à la guerre en Irak, va-t-il choisir entre plusieurs options militaires ? Comment Internet révolutionne l'espionnage moderne ? Comment filtrer d'innombrables données informatiques sur des années ? Des satellites d'observation aux drones téléguidés, du Pakistan à la "Salle de crise" enfouie sous la Maison Blanche, de Kaboul à Islamabad, Marc Bowden, l'auteur de <i>La chute du Faucon noir</i>, a reconstitué le roman-vrai de la traque du siècle. Un livre exceptionnel !

30 La maison Hussein

Author : Mark Bowden
Genre :  Middle East  Books  History  Military 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2015-08-15
Description :  Après l’invasion militaire de Bagdad par les forces de la Coalition américano-britannique, le régime de Saddam Hussein tombe le 12 avril 2003. Le tyran est capturé dans la nuit du 13 au 14 décembre 2003 près de Tikrit, où des paysans le cachaient dans une cave. Jugé par le Tribunal spécial irakien, Saddam Hussein est pendu le 30 décembre 2006. Mark Bowden, auteur de <i>La chute du faucon noir</i> , nous plonge dans la vie quotidienne de Saddam Hussein, entre folies paranoïaques et affaires de famille ; l’itinéraire d’un tyran qui rêvait d’éternité et dont l'incontrôlable mégalomanie a précipité sa chute.<br /><br /> <b>À propos de l'auteur</b><br /> Mark Bowden est un journaliste américain, contributeur régulier de <i>Vanity Fair</i> et <i>The Atlantic</i>. Il est l'auteur de <i>La Chute du faucon noir</i>, porté sur grand écran en 2001 par Ridley Scott.

31 Killing Osama

Author : Mark Bowden
Genre :  Politics & Current Events  Books 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2012-10-16
Description :  Durch seinen einzigartigen Zugang zu höchsten Vertretern der US-Regierung und der Sicherheitsbehörden und auf der Grundlage bisher unbekannter Quellen schildert Bowden Amerikas Kampf gegen den Terror als Duell zweier Männer: dem Terrorfürst Bin Laden, der in seinem pakistanischen Versteck in eine zunehmend verzweifelte Lage gerät, und dem Präsidenten, der seine Chance wittert, im Krieg gegen den Terror die entscheidende Schlacht zu gewinnen. Eine brillant geschriebene Enthüllungsreportage – und ein Politthriller ersten Ranges.

32 Hue 1968

Author : Mark Bowden
Genre :  World  Books  History 
Release Date :  2018-07-03
Description :  Il 1968 segnò un passaggio cruciale della storia moderna. E non solo per i moti studenteschi e gli omicidi di Martin Luther King e Robert Kennedy. In quell'anno, secondo il generale William Westmoreland, la guerra in Vietnam sarebbe dovuta entrare in una nuova fase, perché «le speranze del nemico erano alla fine». In un certo senso il comandante delle forze statunitensi aveva ragione, ma i piani dei Viet Cong non prevedevano la resa. La notte tra il 30 e il 31 gennaio, in cor-rispondenza del capodanno locale, il Fronte di liberazione nazionale diede il via a una vasta operazione militare divenuta celebre come offensiva del Tê¿ t: alle due e trenta del mattino diecimila uomini scesero dalle montagne e conquistarono - oltre a centinaia di altri obiettivi considerati inespugnabili - la capitale intellettuale e culturale del Paese, Huê¿ . I comandi americani, però, ri-fiutarono di accettare la portata di una simile disfatta, e a lungo si ostinarono a mandare in avanscoperta piccole unità di marines, sistematicamente trucidati. Solo tempo dopo il tenente colonnello Ernest Cheatham avviò la riconquista della città, combattendo quartiere per quartiere. Ventiquattro giorni di scontri terrificanti, che alla fine costarono la vita a decine di migliaia di persone tra militari e civili. Quella di Huê¿ fu di gran lunga la battaglia più sanguinosa dell'intera guerra, e cambiò per sempre l'approccio americano al conflitto: da allora, anziché di vittoria, si cominciò a parlare di disimpegno. Attraverso una mole di documenti senza precedenti e interviste a reduci di entrambi gli schieramenti, Mark Bowden ricostruisce con precisione ogni fase di quello scontro, raccontandoci un momento che cambiò per sempre il destino della guerra, e del mondo intero.



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