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Mark Robert Bowden
Born July 17, 1951 (1951-07-17) (age 58)
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Pen name Mark Bowden
Occupation Author
Nationality American
Notable work(s) Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War

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

Bowden's son, Aaron, is also a writer.





  • Bringing the Heat (1994; ISBN 0-679-42841-0)
  • Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War (1999; ISBN 0-87113-738-0)
  • Doctor Dealer: The Rise and Fall of an All-American Boy and His Multimillion-Dollar Cocaine Empire (2000; ISBN 0-8021-3757-1)
  • Killing Pablo: The Hunt for the World's Greatest Outlaw (2001; ISBN 0-87113-783-6)
  • Our Finest Day : D-Day, June 6, 1944 (2002; ISBN 0-8118-3050-0)
  • Finders Keepers: The Story of a Man Who Found $1 Million (2002; ISBN 0-87113-859-X)
  • Executive Secrets: Covert Action and the Presidency by William J. Daugherty (Foreword by Bowden) (2004; ISBN 0-8131-2334-8)
  • Thunder Run: The Armored Strike to Capture Baghdad (by David Zucchino) (2005; ISBN 0-87113-911-1)
  • Road Work : Among Tyrants, Heroes, Rogues, and Beasts (2006; ISBN 0-87113-876-X)
  • Guests of the Ayatollah: The First Battle in America's War with Militant Islam (2006; ISBN 0-87113-925-1)
  • The Best Game Ever: Giants vs. Colts, 1958, and the Birth of the Modern NFL (2008; ISBN 0-87113-988-X)



  • Finalist, National Book Award, 1999 (for Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War)
  • Feature writing award from Sunday Magazine Editors Association, 1987 (for "Finder's Keeper's")
  • Finalist, best newspaper writing, American Society Newspaper Editors, 1979 (for "Life in the Projects")
  • Science writing award from American Association for Advancement of Science, 1980


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