Naturally, there are thousands of books that touch on September 11, including picture books, books about the terrorist bombings themselves, and background books. We have compiled several pages of them in this section. We have categorized them as best we could. We invite you to use the "Find" tool at the bottom left of this page. We index the site frequently, so you should be able to find what you're looking for. If not, please drop us an email and we'll add it.
Susan Hagen and Mary Carouba
A collection of first-person stories as told by women at the scene of i/11, including police officers, firefighters, paramedicts, and those who showed up to help in the aftermath of 9/11.
Historical fiction which enables youngsters to imagine and understand the attacks on America on September 11, 2001 through the eyes of Noah, a fictional character who is looking for his father, a New York City firefighter on 9/11.
Anthony Summers, Robbyn Swan
This book was a Pulitzer Prize finalist which delves into the events of September 11, 2001, including the actions in the airplanes, the government's failures in their response, and falsehoods which the government told in the aftermath of the event. The authors used raw transcripts, old and new interviews, and official documents to complete this knowledgeable and authoritative account of the events of that day.
Allison Blais and Lynn Rasic, with a foreword by Michal Bloomberg<br><br>Ten years after the attacks on September 11, this book full of architectural plans and heretofore unpublished photographs, along with first-hand accounts of those who witnessed the attacks and those who have strived to rebuild Ground Zero are a poignant and realistic view of the incident.
Editors of Life Magazine
The Editors of Life Magazine<br><br>Written just after the attacks on the Pentagon and World Trace Center, this book has moving narratives and pictures which remind us of that day, and in fact that week, when America cried. Rudy Guilani wrote the introduction.
Editors of Life Magazine
This book, released ten years after the attacks on America, is a companion book to the one which Life published just after the attacks, One Nation: America Remembers September 11, 2001. Forward by Tom Brokaw.
Photographers of the New York City Police Department, Christopher Sweet, David Fitzpatrick, Gregory Semendinger
Photographers of the New York City Police Department, Christopher Sweet, David Fitzpatrick, Gregory Semendinger This book chronicles not only the devastation of September 11, but also the valor and heroism of thosewho saved thousands of lives. None of these photographs has been published before, and these images offer a vantage point no ordinary photographers could obtain:They were taken by members of the New York City Police Department, uniformed and civilian, who were on the scene moments after the first plane hit and who were behind the scenes during the entire rescue and recovery effort.
John C. Miller, Michael Stone, Chris Mitchell
This book is an account of how various American law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, the CIA, and New York City's Joint Terrorism Task Force, struggled to identify and prosecute the shadowy band of international terrorists operating within our borders. It is a tale of missed opportunities, turf wars, and confusion that begins with the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center and culminates in a detailed look at the last months of the hijackers, led by Mohamed el Amir Atta. The authors have interviewed dozens of participants on both sides of this interminable struggle and have produced a useful chronicle of the events that led up to the horrendous attacks.
The widow of Todd Beamer wrote this plea for Americans to move ahead in hope, courage, and faith, despite today's troubled times, and to live real life.
Unlike any other reporter, William Langewiesche has had unrestricted access to Ground Zero and the people involved in the cleanup. He has literally followed in the footsteps of engineers, "deconstruction" workers, firemen, and city officials as they tackle the mind-numbing task of bringing order to an instance of chaos unprecedented on our soil.
Thomas L. Friedman
Mr. Friedman, NY Times foreign affairs columnist, publishes a compilation of his works written for the Times between December 2000 and July 2002. .The columns are broken down into two time periods: before 9/11 and after. Also included is a diary he kept during his travels to Europe and the Middle East during that time.
When Osama bin Laden attacked the United States on September 11, 2001, most Americans did not know who he was. According to this book, Bill Clinton did. In 1992, and again in 1993, bin Laden struck the United States, and Mr. Clinton did his best to render the CIA and FBI useless in the fight against him. Over the eight years of his administration, Clinton refused to fight bin Laden even as hundreds dies and thousands were wounded. This book traces the history of bin Laden and what the United States did -- and more importantly, did not do -- to stop him. It includes exclusive interviews with dozens of Clinton insiders as well as foreign intelligence officials