(Bowden, Mark) Mark Bowden is the author of twelve books, including the #1 New York Times bestseller Black Hawk Down. He reported at the Philadelphia Inquirer for twenty years and now writes for the Atlantic, Vanity Fair, and other magazines. He is the writer in residence at the University of Delaware and lives in Pennsylvania. Hue 1968 (Grove Atlantic) is the story of the centerpiece of the Tet Offensive and a turning point in the American War in Vietnam. Played out over 24 days and ultimately costing 10,000 lives, the Battle of Hue was by far the bloodiest of the entire war. When it ended, the American debate was never again about winning, only about how to leave. With unprecedented access to war archives in the U.S. and Vietnam and interviews with participants from both sides, Bowden narrates each stage of this crucial battle through multiple viewpoints.