Exploring September 11

Exploring September 11

Victims and Survivors

Never Forget: An Oral History of September 11, 2001

cover photo: Never Forget: An Oral History of September 11, 2001 by Mitchell Fink 974.71044 F49n

A collection of the stories of people directly affected by the September 11 attacks, including New York City Police Commissioner Bernard B. Kerik, Fire Commissioner Thomas Von Essen, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and NYPD Lieutenant Tim McGinn.

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Love You, Mean It: A True Story of Love, Loss and Friendship

cover photo: Love You, Mean It: A True Story of Love, Loss and Friendship by Patricia Carrington 974.71044 L89

Recounts how the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center brought together four thirty-something women whose husbands died in the tragedy, explaining how their special friendship became a source of hope, solace, empathy, and joy.

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Falling Man

cover photo: Falling Man by Don DeLillo

Escaping from the World Trade Center during the September 11 attacks, Keith makes his way to the uptown apartment where his ex-wife and young son are living and considers how the day's events have irrevocably changed his perception of the world.

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One Tuesday Morning

cover photo: One Tuesday Morning by Karen Kingsbury

Mistaken for a heroic World Trade Center victim, financial manager Eric Michaels, who is suffering from amnesia, struggles to relate to a family he does not remember, while his real wife, believing herself a widow, is comforted by her adoring brother-in-law.

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Let's Roll! : Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage

cover photo: Let's Roll! : Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage by Lisa Beamer B B366

Shares details of the author's marriage and recounts her struggle to cope with the tragedy that cost the life of her husband. This would be a good companion to Among the Heroes: United Flight 93 and the Passengers and Crew Who Fought Back by Jere Longman.

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Wake-Up Call: The Political Education of a 9/11 Widow

cover photo: Wake-Up Call: The Political Education of a 9/11 Widow by Kristen Breitweiser 973.931 B83w

A happy young suburban mother and housewife, Breitweiser saw her world shattered by terrorism and found the courage and strength not only to build a new life, but to become one of the country's most outspoken activists and harshest critics of the current administration.

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What is Life Worth?: The Unprecedented Effort to Compensate the Victims of 9/11

cover photo: What is Life Worth?: The Unprecedented Effort to Compensate the Victims of 9/11 by Kenneth R. Feinburg 362.88 F292w

Presents a memoir of the attorney appointed to administer the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, detailing his encounters with victims' families and the means he used to derive the amount of compensation they received.

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Messages: Signs, Visits and Premonitions from Loved Ones Lost on 9/11

cover photo: Messages: Signs, Visits and Premonitions from Loved Ones Lost on 9/11 by Bonnie McEneaney 133.9 M14m

The wife of a 9/11 victim relates true stories about the spiritual and paranormal experiences including premonitions, signs, dreams, visitations, and communications through mediums and psychics of others who lost loved ones during the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil.

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Absent Friends

cover photo: Absent Friends by S.J. Rozan

The lives of seven childhood friends are forever altered by the dark secrets of the past, until a reporter's suicide and a colleague's search for answers in the aftermath of the September 11th tragedy that claimed the life of one of the seven threatens to unlock their silence.

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Bullyville

cover photo: Bullyville by Francine Prose

After the death of his estranged father in the World Trade Center on 9/11, thirteen-year-old Bart, still struggling with his feelings of guilt, sorrow and loss, wins a scholarship to the local preparatory school and there encounters a vicious bully whose cruelty compounds the aftermath of the tragedy.

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Playing Dad's Song

cover photo: Playing Dad's Song by D. Dina Friedman

While wrestling with memories of his father, who died when the Twin Towers fell on September 11, 2001, eleven-year-old Gus, born into a family of musicians, starts taking oboe lessons, begins to compose music, and joins his sister in auditioning for a school musical.

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The Usual Wars

cover photo: The Usual Wars by Joyce Maynard

After losing her mother in the September 11th attacks, young Wendy moves in with her father in California, where she meets her father's girlfriend and a sad bookstore owner while missing her half-brother back in New York.

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