Mark Bowden to read from Hue 1968

Mark Bowden to read from his latest book.

Hadley Presents a free book discussion with acclaimed local author Mark Bowden Sunday January 14  at 2 p.m. Bowden, author of best seller Black Hawk Down, will read a passage from his book, Hue 1968:  A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam.  Karl Marlantes of the Wall Street Journal has called this book “an extraordinary feat of journalism.”

The website for Hue 1968 describes it. "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. 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. Hue 1968 is a gripping and moving account of this pivotal moment."

Bowden was a staff writer for The Philadelphia Inquirer for more than 20 years. Over the years, he has written for The New Yorker, Men's Journal, The Atlantic, Sports Illustrated, and Rolling Stone.  He has taught journalism and creative writing at Loyola University Maryland, and is the Distinguished Writer in Residence at the University of Delaware. He lives in Kennett Square.

Question and answer and open discussion will follow the short reading at the Kennett Friends Meeting, 125 W. Sickle Street, Kennett Square, PA.

Seating is limited, so ticket registration is required at  As always, admission to Hadley Presents events is FREE.

Additional parking is also free on Sundays in the garage at the corner of East Linden and Union Streets, a short walk which is less than 5 minutes from the Meetinghouse.

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