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Road Work: Among Tyrants, Heroes, Rogues, and Beasts

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"Painstakingly reported stories about losers, oddballs and con men" from the #1 New York Times-bestselling journalist and author of Black Hawk Down (The New York Times Book Review).

This riveting anthology collects the most diverse and far-reaching of Mark Bowden's award-winning nonfiction -- "with fascinating features on Norman Mailer, the war against terror, and even a Philadelphia Zoo gorilla, Bowden's range is broad" (Entertainment Weekly).

Whether traveling to Rhode Island where one of the largest cocaine rings in history is uncovered, or to the Luangwa Valley in Zambia where anti-poachers fight to save the black rhino, Bowden takes us down rough roads previously off-limits: the top-secret world of Guantanamo Bay; Saddam Hussein's post 9/11 days on the run; a pimp's inside track on police corruption in Philadelphia; and Al Sharpton's campaign trail.

Bowden also invites readers along to meet a small-town high school football team, farmers who make bras for cows, the Rocky Balboa statue in Philadelphia, and to see Disney World with a wide-eyed group of terminally ill children.

In Road Work, Mark Bowden "fashion[s] prose that reads like good fiction, with the bonus that his stories are true" (The New York Times Book Review).

"Astute character reading and solid research combine with ingenious and stylish prose: a superior portfolio from a journalist who stays at the top of his game." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Bowden is unlike any other journalist... Superb reporting, a fine mind conceiving the story line, and a compelling writing style lead to something approaching immortality." -- St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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  • Print Length: 484 Pages
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