Mark Bowden visited our McLean, VA offices on Monday June 12th for a conversation about Huế 1968, his new book that goes into great detail about one of the critical battles of the Vietnam War.
We experimented with our first-ever Facebook Live and ended up with a fascinating 37-minute conversation about the men who fought in the battle (on both sides), the questionable tactical decisions coming down from the generals (on both sides), how Mark researched the book and what Huế is like today. We also spent some talking about Black Hawk Down, Mark's outstanding book about the 1993 Battle of Mogadishu.
Huế 1968 is out now and is sure to become a classic of military literature. Bowden is a master storyteller and his book reads more like a novel than a dry history textbook.
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