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Touching History

Touching History: The Untold Story of the Drama that Unfolded in the Skies Over America on 9/11©2008 Lynn Spencer 320 pages When the brilliant blue skies over the continental United States became a place of confusion, dread, loss, and death, … Continue reading

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It’s the twentieth anniversary of an attack upon the United States, the details and legacy you’re already familiar with. If you weren’t, I’m sure there’s no shortage of offerings today. Rather than dwell on the mistakes of the past, I’d … Continue reading

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Some voices from 9/11

Below follow some of the more poignant quotes from The Only Plane in the Sky. “Meanwhile, hundreds of feet below the impact zone, people were still going about their day. The World Trade Center complex was so massive that those … Continue reading

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The Only Plane in the Sky

The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11 © 2019 Garrett Graff 512 pages   If you ever only read one book about 9/11, make it The Only Plane in the Sky.   I have rarely been as … Continue reading

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The Unthinkable

The Unthinkable: Who Survives when Disaster Strikes — and Why © 2008 Amanda Ripley 288 pages   We all wonder what we would do in an emergency. How would it feel to be onboard a doomed plane, or trapped in … Continue reading

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The Looming Tower

The Looming Tower: Al-Queda and the Road to 9/11 © 2006 Lawrence Wright 480 pages “[…] we’re told that they were zealots, fueled by religious fervor…religious fervor. And if you live to be a thousand years old, will that make … Continue reading

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A Nation Challenged

A Nation Challenged: A Visual History of 9/11 and Its Aftermath© 2002 The New York Times240 pages The first few anniversaries of 9/11 had a weight as they approached — not only for what memories they evoked, but for the … Continue reading

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