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Bestselling author Mark Bowden, '73, to speak at Loyola

| By Stephanie Weaver
Mark Bowden
Photo credit: John Olson

Loyola University Maryland welcomes Mark Bowden, ’73, author of New York Times bestseller Black Hawk Down, for Hue 1968, a Q&A with Mark Bowden, on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. in McGuire Hall.

Bowden is the author of 13 books, including his most recent, Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam, which will be the book of discussion during the event. He received the lifetime achievement award at the National Book Awards in 2010. Bowden was a journalist for The Philadelphia Inquirer until 2003. He has written for The Atlantic, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Men’s Journal, The Atlantic, Sports Illustrated, and Rolling Stone

As a student at Loyola, Bowden majored in English and served as editor of The Greyhound, the student newspaper. Prior to attending Loyola, he graduated from St. Joseph School in Cockeysville, Md., and Dulaney High School. In the past, he has been a professor of journalism and English at Loyola and University of Delaware.

The lecture, which will be conducted as a Q&A moderated by Thomas Scheye, Ph.D., Loyola Distinguished Service Professor and senior advisor to the president, is free and open to the public. A book signing will follow the lecture. The event is sponsored by departments of History, English, Communication, and Writing; Messina; Center for the Humanities; and Education for Life.

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