The Only Plane in the Sky

The Only Plane in the Sky

An Oral History of 9/11

Book - 2019
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"Over the last eighteen years, much has been written and said about the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the profound impact they had on America and the world. But those names, stories, and memories have never before been collected in one place to tell the full, 360-degree story of what happened that day, and in the days after."
Publisher: New York, New York, N.Y. : Avid Reader Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2019.
Edition: First Avid Reader Press hardcover edition.
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781501182204
Branch Call Number: 973.931 GRA
Characteristics: xxii, 483 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, maps ; 25 cm


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loonylovesgood Dec 07, 2019

Comprehensive and heartbreaking. The format might not be for everyone, but it is very effective.

Nov 25, 2019

For witnesses of the 9/11 attacks like myself, this is a harrowing and exhilarating reminder of that beautiful blue-skied day that turned into a horror show. The many varied voices included in this book bring the surreal feelings of that day back in stark relief. This is not an easy read for witnesses yet reminds us of how we banded together that day to try to help in any way possible. The powerful timeline this book presents is a fitting tribute to the day we wish never happened.

Nov 04, 2019

From the gate check-in staff, "Mr. Atta, let's make sure that you don't miss your plane" to George W. Bush's "Thank you, and God Bless America," this book will take you on an intense journey through the day of Sept. 11, 2001. The author has consulted (or conducted) more than 500 oral histories from survivors, from first responders, from military and government personnel, and from everyday Americans of all ages, and stitched together a colorful patchwork quilt to cover the day's events, saddening and uplifting and cathartic.

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