Books: September 11

Women at Ground Zero: Stories of Courage and Compassion

Women at Ground Zero: Stories of Courage and Compassion

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.

Breakdown: How America's Intelligence Failures Led to September 11

Breakdown: How America's Intelligence Failures Led to September 11

Bill Gertz

Eye-opening expose of the mistakes behind "the most damaging intelligence failure since Pearl Harbor." Gertz supports his argument that the intelligence community has "lost sight of its purpose and function" with interviews, news clips and almost 100 pages of government documents. He seldom blames either President Bush's policies in the Middle East. He saves his condemnation, instead, for the Clinton administration.

New York September 11

New York September 11

powerHouse Books

Eleven photographers document the events in New York. They transport us to Ground Zero to witness the destruction of the World Trade Center, the mad escape of thousands of survivors, and the rescuers. Also included are photos of the Twin Towers taken over the last 25 years. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The New York Times 9/11 Neediest Fund.

The Day That Was Different: September 11, 2001 - 10th Anniversary Edition

The Day That Was Different: September 11, 2001 - 10th Anniversary Edition

Carole Marsh

Information for children handled in a factual, sensitive way, about the day terrorists attacked America. Includes other days that were different, such as Pearl Harbor and the Challenger explosion, what happens when we suffer an attack, and background suitable for children on terrorism, the WTC, the Pentagon, and Islam. Also a section called "I Want to Help!: What Kids, Families, and Schools Can Do to Help."

September 11 (We the People: Modern America)

September 11 (We the People: Modern America)

Mary Englar

This is an appropriate book to help your child understand the events of September 11, 2001. It's honest but not scary. It outlines the events of the day in a way any child can understand.

Surviving 9/11: Impact and Experiences of Occupational Therapy Practitioners

Surviving 9/11: Impact and Experiences of Occupational Therapy Practitioners

Pat Precin

Contains a collection of accounts from survivors of 9/11 as told to their therapists. The narratives help to get an understandings of the fears and thoughts of the patients and the methods by which occupational therapists helped their patients to heal, even as they themselves dealt with their own stress and trauma.

After the Fall: New Yorkers Remember September 2001 and the Years that Followed

After the Fall: New Yorkers Remember September 2001 and the Years that Followed

New Press, The

Ten years after the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, this book seeks to facilitate the oral history by publishing the collection of September 11 interviews at Columbia University as well as how it changed the country and the lives of all those involved.

The World Trade Center Remembered

The World Trade Center Remembered

Sonja Bullaty, Paul Goldberger

The 72 images of the World Trade Center presented in this book depict the New York we once knew. For more than twenty years, Bullaty and Lomeo have been photographing the towers. These pictures portray the WTC from all directions, starting with views from the east at dawn, and ending with evening views from the west. There are captivating panoramas from Brooklyn, Lower Manhattan, New Jersey, and uptown, taken in all seasons, as well as a section showing the grand Plaza at the center of the buildings.

Class 11: My Story Inside the CIA's First Post-9/11 Spy Class

Class 11: My Story Inside the CIA's First Post-9/11 Spy Class

T. J. Waters

In the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, more than 150,000 Americans sent in their résumés to the CIA. The author was one of them to become a student admitted to the Clandestine Service Training Program of the CIA. He takes the reader into the world of the CIA's Clandestine Service and shares what he learned about disguises, methods of subterfuge, how to enter hostile territory undetected, and withstanding interrogations.


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