Among Tyrants, Heroes, Rogues, and Beasts
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Anyone who has read Mark Bowden’s Black Hawk Down or Killing Pablo knows that he is capable of putting us in the heat of a story in a way few writers can. Road Work gathers the best of his award-winning writing, from his breakout stories for the Philadelphia Inquirer to his influential pieces in the Atlantic on the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Whether traveling to Zambia, where a team of antipoachers fights to save the black rhino, to Guantánamo Bay to expose the controversial ways America is fighting its war on terror, or to a small town in Rhode Island to penetrate the largest cocaine ring in history, Bowden takes us down rough roads previously off limits—and gives us another gripping read.
Praise For Road Work: Among Tyrants, Heroes, Rogues, and Beasts…
"Bowden’s range is broad. . . . With heartbreaking detail, [these pieces] reveal his most effective reporting tool: empathy." —Entertainment Weekly
"Mark Bowden is a master of narrative journalism." —The New York Times Book Review
Penguin Books, 9780143036739, 480pp.
Publication Date: March 28, 2006
About the Author
Mark Bowden is the author of Bringing the Heat and Doctor Dealer. He has been a reporter at the Philadelphia Inquirer for twenty years. He has also written for Men’s Journal, Sports Illustrated, and Rolling Stone. He was a 1999 National Book Award Finalist for Black Hawk Down.