Road Work by Mark Bowden
Among Tyrants, Beasts, Heroes, and Rogues

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From the #1 New York Times best seller Black Hawk Down to the acclaimed Killing Pablo, Mark Bowden has been praised for his unique, novelistic ability to put his reader in the heat of the story. Road Work collects Bowden's award-winning nonfiction, from his breakout stories for The Philadelphia Inquirer to his most recent high-profile pieces in The Atlantic.
Road Work takes us everywhere from a small town in Rhode Island where one of the largest cocaine rings in history is uncovered, to the Luangwa Valley in Zambia where a bold team of antipoachers fights to save the fate of the black rhinoceros. Bowden's high-profile look at Saddam Hussein, nominated for a National Magazine Award, shed such new and dramatic light on one of the world's most notorious figures that it has been optioned for film. And his shocking exposé on the dark art of interrogation, also nominated for a National Magazine Award, offers an insider's eye into the unique and controversial ways in which we are fighting the war on terrorism.
The stories in Road Work are powerfully gripping, elucidating, and often wryly humorous.
 

About Mark Bowden

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Mark Bowden is a noted body language expert, master of non-verbal and verbal communication, and a leader in the techniques of influence. The creator of TruthPlane, a unique model of training for anyone who has to communicate to an audience, his techniques are used now by top executives and political leaders across the globe. Mark gained his university degree in performance in the UK, and studied the gesture control methods of Jacques Lecoq's Laboratory of Movement, Paris; he has worked with leading practitioners of movement psychology and built upon the influence techniques of Dr. Milton Erickson. He holds a reputation as one of the UK's expert performance trainers, lecturing on performance at Drama Academies and Universities throughout the UK and across the world including RADA, Oxford and Cambridge; he is a highly sought after trainer in business communication at Canadian Universities including McGill, and international top ten business school Schulich at York. His client list of leading business people and politicians currently includes presidents and CEO's of fortune 50 companies and a G8 Prime Minister.
 
Published December 1, 2007 by Atlantic Monthly Press. 480 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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His report on Al Sharpton’s feckless run at the Oval Office is pointed and current, though a dispatch from the Republican convention of 2000 seems slightly out of date, and a 1984 profile of Norman Mailer has whiskers.

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'Black Hawk Down,'' the harrowing, minute-by-minute reconstruction of the 1993 Battle of Mogadishu, in which 18 American soldiers died, established Mark Bowden's reputation as a master of action-packed narrative nonfiction.

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The Guardian

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Road Work: Among Tyrants, Heroes, Rogues and Beasts by Mark Bowden 467pp, Atlantic, £16.99 When feature writers on British newspapers dream of a better job, more often than not they are dreaming about America.

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Publishers Weekly

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In the bestselling Black Hawk Down , journalist Bowden showed a gift for taking a story and exploring its various avenues, resulting in layered, rich storytelling.

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Entertainment Weekly

''I was a newspaper reporter because I wanted to write, and it was a place where you got paid to do it,'' writes Mark Bowden in the introduction to this collection of almost a quarter century of his journalism.

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