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Black Hawk Down

The Battle of Mogadishu was an intense, lopsided engagement between the U.S. military and Somalian militia that cost hundreds of lives, wounded many hundreds more, led to the failure of efforts to stabilize the country, and was swiftly forgotten by many. 962 more words


Book Review: Huế 1968

Mark Bowden

Huế 1968: A Turning Point in the American War for Vietnam

Hardcover, Grove Atlantic, 2017 (37.95 NZD)

In the early hours of 31 January 1968, the first day of Tet, Vietnam’s national holiday to mark the lunar New Year, PAVN and Vietcong soldiers launched a coordinated assault on the city of Huế. 1,263 more words

The Thirteenth Apostle Part Two by Paul Andruss

Today part two of the story of The Thirteenth Apostle (and his mum) from Paul Andruss.  As with any legend, there is usually some variations on the origins and plenty of embellishments by later his… 16 more words


The cello concerto I wish I'd written

If I ever get commissioned to write a cello concerto – and I’m very much hoping I will some day – it is going to be hard to not have it be heavily influenced by British composer Mark Bowden’s captivating  70 more words


Philadelphia Inquirer Authors List from Jim Remsen

Authors Who Worked at The Philadelphia Inquirer. 

What a legacy.  Courtesy of Jim intended for the Inquirer and Daily News Alumni Network (but my blog is the only way to include the entire list.) 3,383 more words

Contemporary Commentary

Hansel & Gretel Q&A

I did a question & answer for the main newspaper of north Wales, The Daily Post. Peter went to get a haircut at the barber shop in Aberystwyth, and our friends there had very kindly set aside a copy for us. 942 more words

Looking At Art

Tet Mau Than -- HUE 1968, by Mark Bowden (and the sign of the cross).

Hue, Viet Nam – 1968 : Tet Mau Than

HUE 1968, by Mark Bowden (2017)

This greatly compelling narrative for those whose memories of the Viet war are still good, and for those seeking some survey level of analysis of the fear and alarm of the same conflict, not only in Saigon itself and in Viet territory but at the same time at home in the U.S. 966 more words

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