Exploring September 11

Exploring September 11

September 11, 2001

Report from Ground Zero: The Story of the Rescue Efforts at the World Trade Center

cover photo: Report from Ground Zero: The Story of the Rescue Efforts at the World Trade Center by Dennis Smith 974.71044 S64r

Immediately after the jets struck the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, Dennis Smith, a former firefighter, reported to Manhattan's Ladder Co. 16 to volunteer in the rescue efforts. In the weeks that followed, Smith was present on the front lines, attending the wounded, sifting through the wreckage, and mourning with New York's devastated fire and police departments.

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Firehouse

cover photo: Firehouse by David Halberstam 363.3497 H15f

In a tribute to the firefighters who lost their lives following the attack on the World Trade Center, the author explores the lives of members of FDNY Engine 40 Ladder 25, offering a portrait of everyday life in a firehouse and their courageous efforts to preserve life.

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Heart of a Soldier : A Story of Love, Heroism, and September 11th

cover photo: Heart of a Soldier : A Story of Love, Heroism, and September 11th by James B. Stewart 974.71044 S84h

This is the story of Rick Rescorla, head of security for Morgan Stanley. From his selfless acts of bravery in Vietnam to his unorthodox methods for keeping evacuating office workers calm on September 11th, Rescorta's story captures the enormity of the World Trade Center attack.

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Dead Center: Behind the Scenes at the World's Largest Medical Examiner's Office

cover photo: Dead Center: Behind the Scenes at the World's Largest Medical Examiner's Office by Shiya Ribowsky 614.1 R48d

A forensic investigator who was at the head of the effort to find and identify World Trade Center victims describes the ways in which he and his team were able to work through the harrowing aspects of their duties by bringing needed closure to grieving families.

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Firefight: Inside the Battle to Save the Pentagon on 9/11

cover photo: Firefight: Inside the Battle to Save the Pentagon on 9/11 by Patrick Creed 974.71044 C91f

The size and structure of the Pentagon presented unique challenges to the firefighters from Arlington and elsewhere who answered the call for help on 9/11. For twenty-four hours, rescue workers were compelled to devise ingenious tactics and make bold decisions until they finally extinguished the fire that threatened to cripple America's military infrastructure just when it was needed most.

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9-11 Emergency Relief: A Comic Book to Benefit the American Red Cross

cover photo: 9-11 Emergency Relief: A Comic Book to Benefit the American Red Cross 974.71044 qN71

The terrorist attacks in New York, Washington DC, and Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001, touched people worldwide, and cartoonists turned to art to express their grief and support. From legendary creators such as Will Eisner and Harvey Pekar to new talents on the cutting edge of comics, over eighty artists from all areas of the cartooning world have joined together in this community effort.

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The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland

cover photo: The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland by Jim DeFede 971.8 D31d

In the wake of the September 11th attacks, more than six thousand airline passengers on thirty-eight U.S.-bound jetliners were forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland, population 9,950. This is their story.

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The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation

cover photo: The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation by Sid Jacobson 973.931 J17n

Feeling that the size and complexity of the 9/11 Commission Report had deterred too many Americans from reading it, two veteran artists produced this comic version. Includes an historical timeline, recommendations of the 9/11 Commission, and the Commission's December 2005 report card on the government's implementation of those recommendations. The full-color artwork provides personality for the named players–U.S. presidents and al-Qaeda operatives alike–as well as the airline passengers, office workers, fire fighters, and bureaucrats essential to the report.

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Inside 9-11: What Really Happened

cover photo: Inside 9-11: What Really Happened 974.71044 I59

The "why" of September 11 may remain beyond understanding, but we can understand who the terrorists were, and how they were able to take so many innocent lives by sacrificing their own. Combining first-class investigative journalism and writing of extraordinary clarity, Inside 9/11 is a heartbreaking and gripping reconstruction of the events that changed us all.

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Out of the Blue: The Story of September 11, 2001, from Jihad to Ground Zero

cover photo: Out of the Blue: The Story of September 11, 2001, from Jihad to Ground Zero by Richard Bernstein 973.931 B53o

Following the lives of heroes, victims, and terrorists, New York Times reporter Bernstein weaves a complex tale of a multitude of lives colliding on that fateful morning. He takes us inside the al-Qaeda organization; we meet cops and firefighters; we follow the lives of the rest of America–ordinary citizens and national leaders alike–in the hours and days after the attack.

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The Looming Tower: Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11

cover photo: The Looming Tower: Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright 973.931 W95L

For most Americans, al Qaeda began to exist on September 11, 2001; since then, we've been frantically piecing together shards of information about this secretive extremist movement. The Looming Tower translates data into meaning by tracing the rise of the group through the lives of four men: two terrorists and two men who tracked them.

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Debunking 9/11 Myths: Why Conspiracy Theories Can't Stand Up to the Facts

cover photo: Debunking 9/11 Myths: Why Conspiracy Theories Can't Stand Up to the Facts by David Dunbar 973.931 D282

Analyzes and refutes twenty of the most predominant theories involving the United States government's role in perpetrating the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

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Morning Spy, Evening Spy

cover photo: Morning Spy, Evening Spy by Colin MacKinnon

An Afghan resistance fighter of the 1980s, once on the CIA payroll, has come back to haunt the agency. CIA Officer Paul Patterson is sent to track him down. Meanwhile, Muhammad Atta and the other September 11 conspirators prepare their attack on the World Trade Center.

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Strong Is Your Hold

cover photo: Strong Is Your Hold by Galway Kinnell 811.5 K55st

Presents a new collection of poetry by the winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, including "When the Towers Fell," his requiem for the victims of the September 11 attacks.

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