Miller Center

American Forum - Guests of the Ayatollah: The First Battle in America’s War

Mark Bowden
March 16, 2007
11:00AM - 11:00AM (EDT)

Mark Bowden
Mark Bowden

Mark Bowden is the author of Guests of the Ayatollah: The First Battle in America's War with Militant Islam. His 1999 book, Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War, spent more than a year on the New York Times bestseller list and was made into the movie Black Hawk Down in 2001. A national correspondent for Atlantic Monthly, Bowden is also the author of Killing Pablo: The Hunt for the World's Greatest Outlaw (2001). His long article "Jihadists in Paradise" appears in the March 2007 issue of The Atlantic, and can be downloaded at http://www.theatlantic.com. The screen rights to the article were acquired, and Bowden is set to write the screenplay. A regular contributor to several major American magazines, Bowden was a reporter and columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer for 20 years. A book signing will follow his Forum.

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