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Bowden, Mark 1951-

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Works: 117 works in 422 publications in 8 languages and 24,247 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Drama  Personal narratives  Chronology  Film adaptations  Case studies  Military history  Software  War films 
Roles: Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction
Classifications: DT407.4, 967.73053
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Black Hawk down : a story of modern war by Mark Bowden( Book )
62 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 4,994 libraries worldwide
An operation to abduct a Somali warlord in 1993 Mogadishu leaves 18 Americans dead, 70 wounded and several helicopters destroyed. Filled with imagery--a Somali gunman attacks, riding a cow, a gunwoman fights with a baby on her arm--the book is based on interviews with participants on both sides. The testimony illustrates the military's arrogance and the hate it engendered in the population. By a reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer, author of Bringing the Heat
Guests of the Ayatollah : the first battle in America's war with militant Islam by Mark Bowden( Book )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 2,104 libraries worldwide
A 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 52 Americans hostage, and kept nearly all of them hostage for 444 days. Journalist Bowden tells the story through the eyes of the hostages, the soldiers sent to free them, their radical 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.--From publisher description
Killing Pablo : the hunt for the world's greatest outlaw by Mark Bowden( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,858 libraries worldwide
"Killing Pablo is the inside story of the brutal rise and violent fall of Colombian cocaine cartel kingpin Pablo Escobar, whose criminal empire held a nation of thirty million hostage - a reign of terror that would end only with his death. In an intense, up-close account, best-selling author and award-winning journalist Mark Bowden exposes the never-before-revealed details of how U.S. operatives covertly led the sixteen-month manhunt." "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 gripping narrative that reads as if it were torn from the pages of a military technothriller. At every phase, he brings to life the men who brought the drug lord down. There is the Colombian president, Cesar Gaviria, afraid for his life and the future of his nation, who is forced to do the unthinkable: allow a foreign military to operate within his country's borders. There is the U.S. ambassador, Morris D. Busby, who brings in the most sophisticated surveillance team in the world, code-named Centra Spike, and the best team of manhunters, the mysterious Delta Force. And there is the leader of the Colombian forces, Colonel Hugo Martinez, an incorruptible man who lives under constant threat during the drug lord's reign - and whose own son plays a critical role on the fateful day when Pablo is finally found."--Jacket
The finish : the killing of Osama Bin Laden by Mark Bowden( Book )
15 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,845 libraries worldwide
This work is a dramatic account of the hunt for and defeat of Osama bin Laden draws on unprecedented access to primary sources to trace how key decisions were made, revealing events from the perspectives of an adept President Obama and an increasingly despondent bin Laden. After masterminding the attacks of September 11, 2001, Osama bin Laden managed to vanish. Over the next ten years, as the author 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, the author 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. The author 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
Worm : the first digital world war by Mark Bowden( Book )
19 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,432 libraries worldwide
This book is a cyber-crime story about the next frontier in terrorism. It explores the Conficker computer "worm," a potentially devastating computer virus that has baffled experts and infected as many as 12 million computers to date. When the Conficker computer worm was unleashed on the world in November 2008, cybersecurity experts did not know what to make of it. The worm, exploiting the security flaws in Microsoft Windows, grew at an astonishingly rapid rate, infecting millions of computers around the world within weeks. Once the worm infiltrated one system it was able to link that system with others to form a single network under illicit outside control, a situation known as a "botnet." This botnet was soon capable of overpowering any of the vital computer networks that today control banking, telephone service, energy flow, air traffic, health-care information, even the Internet itself. Was it a platform for criminal profit, or a weapon? Security experts do not know for sure what Conficker's purpose is, or even where it came from. In this book the author explores the battle of wits between expert programmers over the future of the Internet, a battle that has pitted those determined to exploit the Internet against those committed to protect it and that has awakened the U.S. government to the urgent nature of the threat. The book delivers a look at the ongoing and largely unreported war taking place literally beneath our fingertips
Finders keepers : the story of a man who found $1 million by Mark Bowden( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,174 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the true story of a longshoreman from South Philadelphia who found $1 million lost from a casino and promptly shared it with everyone he knew
The best game ever : Giants vs. Colts, 1958, and the birth of the modern NFL by Mark Bowden( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 924 libraries worldwide
The remarkable story of the 1958 NFL Championship game between the Colts and the Giants--considered by many to be the greatest football game ever played
Black Hawk down by Mark Bowden( Sound Recording )
23 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 910 libraries worldwide
Recounts a 1993 firefight in Mogadishu, Somalia, that resulted in the deaths of eighteen Americans and more than five hundred Somalis, examining the rationales behind the disastrous raid
Road work : among tyrants, heroes, rogues, and beasts by Mark Bowden( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 656 libraries worldwide
This book offers the best of Bowden's award-winning nonfiction, from his breakout stories for The Philadelphia Inquirer, where he was a reporter for twenty-four years, to his significant pieces in The Atlantic on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. From activists fighting black rhino poachers in Zambia, to interrogation of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, to the world of Saddam Hussein, to the private and public lives of unique, fascinating Americans such as Al Sharpton and Norman Mailer, reporter Bowden is capable of putting us in the heat of a story in a way few others can.--Publisher
Our finest day : D-Day: June 6, 1944 by Mark Bowden( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 597 libraries worldwide
Doctor dealer by Mark Bowden( Book )
5 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 542 libraries worldwide
Describes the rise and fall of Larry Lavin, multimillionaire drug-dealing young dentist in Philadelphia
Winning body language control the conversation, command attention, and convey the right message--without saying a word by Mark Bowden( file )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 402 libraries worldwide
Killing Pablo the hunt for the world's greatest outlaw by Mark Bowden( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 395 libraries worldwide
The inside story of the brutal rise and violent fall of Columbian cocaine cartel kingpin Pablo Escobar
Finders keepers [the story of a man who found $1 million] by Mark Bowden( Sound Recording )
13 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 394 libraries worldwide
True story of an unemployed, drug-addicted, South Philadelphia longshoreman who picked up a tub that had fallen out of an armored truck. As authorities scrambled to find it, Joey Coyle was out spending the contents-- over one million dollars. But the dream-come-true soon became a nightmare when he tried to launder the money with the help of a mob boss
Killing Pablo : the hunt for the richest, most powerful criminal in history by Mark Bowden( Book )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 387 libraries worldwide
Pitt Rivers : the life and archaeological work of Lieutenant-General Augustus Henry Lane Fox Pitt Rivers, DCL, FRS, FSA by Mark Bowden( Book )
9 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 329 libraries worldwide
Bringing the heat by Mark Bowden( Book )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 282 libraries worldwide
Matar a Pablo Escobar : la cacería del criminal más buscado del mundo by Mark Bowden( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 274 libraries worldwide
Reveals the inside story of how U.S. special forces and intelligence agencies led the largest manhunt in history to capture and contain Colombian cocaine cartel kingpin Pablo Escobar, one of the world's most powerful outlaws
Black Hawk down by Ridley Scott( visu )
32 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 260 libraries worldwide
Details the near-disastrous mission in Somalia on October 3, 1993 where nearly 100 U.S. Army Rangers, commanded by Capt. Mike Steele. The troops were dropped by helicopter deep into the capital city of Mogadishu to capture two top lieutenants of a Somali warlord. The resulting action lead to a large and drawn-out firefight between the Rangers and hundreds of Somali gunmen. The battle led to the destruction of two U.S. Black Hawk helicopters and to the heroic efforts by various Rangers to get to them out. Centers on Sgt. Eversmann commanding one Ranger unit pinned down by the street fighting, to Warrant Officer Durant who was only survivor of the second black hawk crash site and subsequently captured. Lt. Col. McKnight leads a rescue convoy for the Rangers only to get lost within the hostile city. Lt. Perino leads the Rangers to the first black hawk crash site, while Staff Sgt. Yurek leads his decimated Ranger group through gunfire to safety
The finish the killing of Osama Bin Laden by Mark Bowden( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 242 libraries worldwide
The Finish is a gripping account of the hunt for Osama bin Laden. With unprecedented access to key sources, including President Obama, Bowden takes us inside the rooms where decisions were made and on the ground where the action unfolded
 
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Bowden, Mark Robert 1951-
באודן, מרק, 1951-
ボウデン, マーク
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