Bill Bowen, Author
San Francisco offers a wonderful perch from which to watch the theater of local, state, and national politics. Bill Bowen is a foreigner - a Conservative in the capital of Liberalism; an observer who has lived in six states and travelled in twenty countries; a practical military and businessman in a very impractical city. Being the outlier provides a wealth of material, sharpens the debating skills, and heightens a respect for facts, humor, and respect for the opinion of others.
The Target, a highly-reviewed novel
In his first novel, The Target, Bill uses the “thriller" format and a unique “Americans as terrorists” premise to examine the universal risk and moral questions of nuclear terrorism while developing jihadist, moderate Muslim, conservative, and liberal points of view and flirting with disaster.
"An incredibly topical and in many ways chilling book… One of the great underpinnings of The Target is the number of moral threads and moral questions that we need to face in these complicated days."
Rick Kogan – The Sunday Papers on Chicago’s WGN Radio.
Right in San Francisco, a weekly political blog
Bill publishes a weekly political blog, RightinSanFrancisco.com. Well documented opinion pieces focus on national and California politics and the social and economic factors which drive them. He is a small government Republican – a national security and fiscal conservative; a social moderate.
Interested readers may enjoy selections from Bill’s list of favorite books, films, documentaries, and web sites.
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"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.