One of the most dramatic military stories of this young century is about the Navy Seal raid that killed Osama bin Laden, in May 2011.
Host Don Marsh talks with St. Louis native and journalist Mark Bowden, the author of the new book, “The Finish: The Killing of Osama Bin Laden.”
Bowden is best known for his 1999 best-selling book, “Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War,” which was later made into a film of the same title, directed by Ridley Scott.
Bowden’s new book about the raid of bin Laden’s compound is drawing praise.
The Wall Street Journal writes, “[A] dramatic narrative . . . the actual champion of the bin Laden hunt is a collective of mostly nameless hands within the intelligence bureaucracy. . . The Finish is at its best when Mr. Bowden goes deep into mission planning, gameboarding the choice of means of attack—air strike? sniper drone? ground-force raid?”
Maryville Talks Books Presents Mark Bowden
Monday, November 12, 2012
Maryville University Auditorium