Author: Mitchell Zuckoff
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Summary: Another comprehensive, moving account of 9/11, although one that could do with slightly less editorializing.
I debated about whether to read two chunksters about 9/11 in a row, but decided to go for it because I think I retain more when I read multiple books on a topic. It was also interesting to contrast this narrative nonfiction account of 9/11 with the oral history in The Only Plane in the Sky. The bulk of this book is two sections with “fall” in the title, one about the people on the planes and one about the people at each impact site. The last section, called “Rise From the Ashes”, was a short description of where people were in the months following 9/11. Read more »