Strange Ambience

Ventures in arts and culture that leave an effect.

  • Charles Bowden, writer (1945-2014)

    Categories: education



    Charles Bowden was a journalist, essayist, and nature writer. He was best known for books on the black market drug trade between America and Mexico such as Down by the River: Drugs, Money, Murder, and Family (Simon & Shuster, 2004) and Murder City: Ciudad Juarez and the Global Economy's New Killing Fields (Bold Type Books, 2011). Bowden also wrote a series of books that were a hybrid literary essay and journalism that covered economic and environmental issues among other topics. Much of the latter was published posthumously. An example of Bowden's more literary works is Blood Orchid: An unnatural History of America. (University of Texas Press, 2018) Charles Bowden was contributing editor to Harpers Magazine and Mother Jones among other periodicals. Many of Bowden's books, if not all, are available via reprint.