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ENRICH-0052 – Spec Eve: Tattered Cover/Mark Bowden (ENRICH-0052_TC)

Author Mark Bowden

One of the best books on a single action in Vietnam, written by a tough, seasoned journalist who brings the events of a half-century past into sharp relief. ~ starred Kirkus review of Huế 1968

Mark Bowden is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Black Hawk Down, which journalist Michael Maren called “one of the most intense, visceral reading experiences imaginable.” In his new book, Huế 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam, Bowden again focuses on war, examining each stage of a pivotal battle during the Tet Offensive, which changed the course of the Vietnam War. In collaboration with the Tattered Cover Book Store, the Enrichment Program welcomes author and journalist Mark Bowden to the DU campus in honor of the summer publication of Huế 1968. After 24 days of intense fighting, the casualties numbered more than 10,000, making the Battle of Huế the deadliest of the entire war. Walter Cronkite famously concluded, “the bloody experience of Vietnam is to end in a stalemate.” When the battle was over, Americans were no longer considering the possibility of winning the war, only how to withdraw from Vietnam. With unprecedented access to archives in both countries and interviews with participants on both sides, Bowden delivers a compelling, anecdote-filled narrative of this critical combat from multiple points of view that is destined to become a classic of war reporting. Academy Award-nominated filmmakers Michael Mann and Michael De Luca have already acquired the rights and plan to adapt the book into a miniseries. USMC Vietnam Tankers Association President and DU alum John Wear will facilitate a conversation with Bowden at this event and five local veterans from the Battle of Huế, who were interviewed for the book, will also be on hand to take part in the discussion. The presentation will conclude with an audience Q&A and post-program book signing.

One evening
Wed., 7 pm, Oct. 4, 2017
Location: Room 248/Davis Auditorium, Sturm Hall, DU Campus

Price includes a copy of Huế 1968 by Mark Bowden.

Mark Bowden reported for the
Philadelphia Inquirer for 20 years and now writes for periodicals including Vanity Fair and The Atlantic. He is also the writer in residence at the University of Delaware. In addition to his other books, Black Hawk Down has sold over 4 million copies.
Course Details
Location: DU Main CampusMode of Study: In-personPlaces Left: 373Waitlist Places Left: 10Fee: $35


Days of the WeekStart DateEnd DateTimeVenueInstructor
Wednesday4th October 20174th October 201707:00PM - 09:00PMSturm HallN/A