Tuesday, September 20, 2011

102 Minutes

102 Minutes
by Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn [973.731 Dwy]

This narrative of the World Trade Center aspect of 9/11/2001 was published in 2005. Journalists Dwyer and Flynn are both native New Yorkers, so they had an additional impetus to analyze and piece together what the victims' and rescuers' perspectives were. Not only do we journey from shortly before the first airliner cleaved into Tower One to nearly midnight of that day, but we find out much about what led up to such a catastrophic chain of failure and destruction. By following the timeline through records of radio and telephone communications, and eyewitness accounts, the authors make the account intimate and gripping while yet presenting the facts clearly and cohesively. [If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try A Nation Challenged: A Visual History of 9/11 and its Aftermath.] -- recommended by Becky W.C. - Walt Branch Library

[ official 102 Minutes interactive web site from the New York Times ] | [ Jim Dwyer page on Wikipedia ]

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