Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11

Fall and Rise The Story of Years in the making this spellbinding heartbreaking and ultimately uplifting narrative is an unforgettable portrait of This is a book like no other Masterfully weaving together multiple s

  • Title: Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11
  • Author: Mitchell Zuckoff
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  • Page: 354
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  • Years in the making, this spellbinding, heartbreaking, and ultimately uplifting narrative is an unforgettable portrait of 9 11.This is a 9 11 book like no other Masterfully weaving together multiple strands of the events in New York at the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, Fall and Rise is a mesmerizing, minute by minute account of that terrible day.In the days Years in the making, this spellbinding, heartbreaking, and ultimately uplifting narrative is an unforgettable portrait of 9 11.This is a 9 11 book like no other Masterfully weaving together multiple strands of the events in New York at the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, Fall and Rise is a mesmerizing, minute by minute account of that terrible day.In the days and months after 9 11, Mitchell Zuckoff, then a reporter for the Boston Globe, wrote about the attacks, the victims, and their families After additional years of meticulous reporting, Zuckoff has filled Fall and Rise with voices of the lost and the saved The result is an utterly gripping book filled with intimate stories of people most affected by the events of that sunny Tuesday in September an out of work actor stuck in an elevator in the North Tower of the World Trade Center the heroes aboard Flight 93 deciding to take action a veteran trapped in the inferno in the Pentagon the fire chief among the first on the scene in sleepy Shanksville a team of firefighters racing to save an injured woman and themselves and the men, women, and children flying across the country who suddenly faced terrorists bent on murder Fall and Rise will open new avenues of understanding for everyone who thinks they know the story of 9 11, bringing to life and in some cases, bringing back to life the extraordinary ordinary people who experienced the worst day in modern American history Get A Copy Kindle Store 14.99 StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Kindle Edition, 625 pages Published April 30th 2019 by Harper More Details ASIN B07JZBL48T Other Editions 6 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail Edit Details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Fall and Rise, please sign up Popular Answered Questions I would love to ask Mark Zach off why it took 18 years just interested to know the story behind why the book release now 18 years later like 3 months ago See all 2 answers Mitchell Zuckoff Nearly five years ago, it became apparent to me that a clear and troubling gap existed on the crowded shelf of 9 11 books Many of the books already Nearly five years ago, it became apparent to me that a clear and troubling gap existed on the crowded shelf of 9 11 books Many of the books already published were excellent, but no one volume told the complete narrative of the day itself, covering key events, issues, and timelines all four hijackings, the immediate results of the crashes, and the initial chaotic military and government response I also thought it particularly important to do so in a way that focused on individuals at the center of these events When I combined those realizations with the knowledge that an entire generation had no independent memories of 9 11, the task became clear Almost as soon as I began my research, I recognized that some people who had never been ready to tell their stories had reached a point where they considered it important to do so As a result of those factors along with several others, but that would be a much longer reply , I became convinced this was not only the right time to write this book, but also that it would be much richer than it would have been if I had begun my work a decade earlier I hope that s useful Also, my name is Mitchell Zuckoff less flag I was actually on a plane on 9 11, returning to Dallas from Richmond, Virginia We turned around and landed at Little Rock Except for the book The Day the World Came to Town, why has no one told the stories of the confusion and chaos all the people flying who got stranded far away from their destinations, mountains of baggage emptied from planes, shortage of hotels and rental cars, getting air travel going again like 3 months ago Add your answer Antoinette If you have the opportunity to see the Tony award winning Broadway musical, Come From Away, by all means do so It tells the story of the 38 planes If you have the opportunity to see the Tony award winning Broadway musical, Come From Away, by all means do so It tells the story of the 38 planes diverted to Gander, a small town near Newfoundland It delves into the very human stories of that day by people who were affected by the larger events going on in NYC, DC, and PA Extremely well done, touching and informative less flag See all 3 questions about Fall and Rise Lists with This Book Best 9 11 Books 28 books 41 voters 9 11 Related 158 books 194 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 4.73 Rating details 1,096 ratings 238 reviews All LanguagesEnglish 237 More filters Sort order Jun 06, 2019 Matt rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves 9 11 Torn open, aflame, weakening from within, the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center spewed paper like blood from an arterial wound Legal documents and employee reviews Pay stubs, birthday cards, takeout menus Timesheets and blueprints, photographs and calendars, crayon drawings and love notes Some in full, some in tatters, some in flames A single scrap from the South Tower, tossed like a bottled message from a sinking ship, captured the day s horror In a scrawled hand, next to a bloody fi Torn open, aflame, weakening from within, the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center spewed paper like blood from an arterial wound Legal documents and employee reviews Pay stubs, birthday cards, takeout menus Timesheets and blueprints, photographs and calendars, crayon drawings and love notes Some in full, some in tatters, some in flames A single scrap from the South Tower, tossed like a bottled message from a sinking ship, captured the day s horror In a scrawled hand, next to a bloody fingerprint, the note read 84th Floorwest office12 People trappedAfter the paper came the people After the people came the buildings After the buildings came the wars Mitchell Zuckoff, Fall and Rise The Story of 9 11 Historians and writers trying to sell books are quick to say this event or another changed the world It is usually a hyperbolic claim But with regards to September 11, 2001, it is a literal truth The concerted, four pronged terrorist attack was a world historical occurrence On September 10, we were on a certain pathway, our national concerns relatively quotidian sifting through the digital detritus of the dot com bust living with the possibility that we might be eaten by a great white Summer of the Shark and obsessing over a missing intern in Washington, D.C By September 12, we had been knocked off course The post Cold War trajectory veered sharply, and suddenly the threats were existential shoe bombs and dirty bombs, threat levels and executive parachutes still on sale at Walmart 1000 plus free shipping , and endless wars in the Middle East September 11 was a rare day when things really did change changes felt by every person in the United States, no matter how far removed from New York City, Washington D.C or Shanksville, Pennsylvania It has been almost eighteen years, now, and there have been some great books on the leadup to 9 11 and some great books on the aftermath The day itself remains tricky The best overall look is the 9 11 Commission Report, which is well written, as far as government documents go Close behind is Jim Dwyer s and Kevin Flynn s 102 Minutes, which focuses solely on the battle for survival within the World Trade Center towers A book dedicated solely to September 11 itself is difficult, because it has to find a balance between the objectivity required of history, and the reality that the day is an impossibly emotional mosaic of heart wrenching stories Mitchell Zuckoff s Fall and Rise The Story of 9 11 has one advantage over every book that has come before distance In the early days after the attacks, everything was too raw, too soon Now, we are closing in on two decades since the skies cleared and the towers dropped and we all felt intensely vulnerable That perspective is a historian s gift Nevertheless, it is not much in evidence here The fact that Fall and Rise ultimately feels less like history and like belated catharsis is probably unavoidable However it is classified, it is an enormously powerful book Fall and Rise is divided into three sections The first takes place in the sky, giving us a chronological account of events in all four hijacked airplanes The second is a chronological account of events on the ground, which includes the Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and recovery efforts in Shanksville The third section, barely than a glorified epilogue, is dedicated to catching up with some of the featured subjects It s not very long, which is good, because you will be crying through most of it Zuckoff s structure works really well Obviously, events on 9 11 did not unfold as neatly as they are presented here But in focusing on the planes first, and the ground second, Zuckoff manages to avoid the unnecessary confusion that would have been created by cross cutting between plane and ground, and between New York, Washington, D.C and Pennsylvania, all at once Importantly, throughout the book, Zuckoff is constantly orienting you to time and place When he describes events on United 93, for instance, he will reference what is happening elsewhere, to put it in context There is also a timeline Alas, there are no pictures, which is always infuriating when you re talking about people who are not immediately recognizable public figures The narrative is diligently shorn of politics and for the most part politicians George W Bush and Dick Cheney are hardly mentioned and there is only minimal discussion of pre 9 11 intelligence failures Instead, this is a people s history, and we follow flight attendants and passengers bond traders and firemen a businessman on his way to an important meeting and a newly frocked priest suddenly tasked with giving last rites To his credit, Zuckoff is not attempting to sell Fall and Rise by giving us the untold story Rather, many of the individuals featured in these pages, who get the bulk of the page time, are men and women who have achieved a level of fame since the attacks For example, Brian Clark and Stanley Praimnath, the mismatched buddy comedy duo who marched down Stairwell A of the South Tower together, have been documentary staples since the smoke first cleared Zuckoff, however, has not sat back on his haunches and simply scoured secondary sources to repeat old tales He has, to the contrary, made a very real effort to re interview participants and family members of the lost, in order to verify and corroborate I tend to discount the utility of interviews long after events memory being what it is but it can t be said that Zuckoff did not put forth an effort I am not entirely sure why he spent time with some people at the expense of others, but I assume it has something to do with his ability to conduct his own interviews On the topic of research materials, it should be noted that the trial of Zacarias Moussaoui placed a lot of heretofore unseen evidence into the public eye Names were put onto redacted 9 1 1 calls Survivors and their families gave sworn testimony The CVR of United 93 was revealed in its stomach clenching horror Zuckoff makes full use of these resources As I noted above, distance from the attacks has allowed us to see some things clearly Some of the best parts of Fall and Rise are when Zuckoff uses this to make clear eyed observations about how the attack unfolded One example is during the section on the planes, when he uses the timing of the four separate hijackings to highlight the systemic failure to clearly warn other planes in the sky of the danger Zuckoff also notes the communications mishaps of the fire department, sending men into buildings that could not be saved, needlessly adding to the death toll Still, I would say that Dwyer and Flynn do a better job of this in 102 Minutes One of the things that really stands out in Zuckoff s telling is the absolute insanity of not immediately evacuating the South Tower once the North Tower was struck The idea that people would go back to work back to work while countless humans burned to death just a few hundred feet away, right outside their windows, is flabbergasting I mean, I get that we re in the heart of capitalism, but come on This, along with unfortunate instructions given by many emergency dispatchers to shelter in place, added names to the casualty list that did not need to be there The September 11 attacks are often likened to Pearl Harbor But this was not Pearl Harbor At the end of the day, the Japanese strike on December 7, 1941, was a military attack on a military installation The men at the receiving end were sailors and soldiers who had the capability, after a fashion, to fight back Most of the men and women caught up in 9 11 were taken out at work, in their offices, often before the first cup of coffee The majority of the casualties from the four planes and the North Tower were dead from the moment the attacks started to unfold They were caught miles in the air or trapped above the impact zone, as impossible to save as if they were on the moon It puts one in mind of a shipwreck when all the lifeboats are gone except that the victims on the Titanic did not have telephones There is an essential horror to 9 11 that is missing from Pearl Harbor It is a nightmare scenario that combines the two worst forms of death falls and fire It is ghoulish to say, but it makes the prospect of hypothermia on a flat calm night on the North Atlantic seem like a blessing For those who survived the initial onslaught, technology allowed many to essentially live stream their own deaths, their final moments like those of Kevin Cosgrove, whose last call was played at the Moussaoui trial caught on 9 1 1 tapes If Fall and Rise has any fault, it is that it sometimes veers into mawkishness At points, Zuckoff will start listing victims names, pointing out what each person as they died This struck me as cheap and unnecessary emotional manipulation Mostly, though, Zuckoff understands the overwhelming power of this material, and wraps the narrative around the participants own words Near the end of their telephone call, Melissa Doi spelled out her mother s name and asked if they could arrange a three way connection Dispatcher Vanessa Barnes said that wasn t possible but promised to call Melissa s mother Melissa gasped for air, sensing that time was running out She had one request for the 9 1 1 dispatcher, a message for her mother Tell her, Melissa said, halting between words, I love her with all my heart and soul, and that she was the best mother a person could ever have Melissa Doi stopped talking, but Vanessa Barnes heard breathing It seemed as though Melissa and her companions might have passed out from smoke inhalation Just as she promised, the dispatcher stayed on the line She called Melissa s name than sixty times As minutes passed, Vanessa Barnes stopped being an anonymous police dispatcher and became motherly Ma m and Melissa gave way to dear Soon Vanessa Barnes began calling her baby Dispatcher Barnes Please don t give up, Melissa Oh, my God Melissa Melissa Melissa Please don t give up, Melissa Hold on, baby, hold on You re going to be fine, baby, can you hear me You re going to be fine, you re going to be fine Passages like this chill the blood They take us places we do not want to go There were times as I was reading that the world around me slipped away It felt like I was underwater and not necessarily in a pleasant way When I finished a chapter, I would be surprised that the sun was shining and people were going on about their business as though it had never happened That s how immediate this felt I was surprised that it was not happening right now.In the final section, composed of only one chapter, Zuckoff ties up the loose ends of the featured subjects Life goes on, but it goes on differently and harder The most poignant scene here involves a man named Gerry Creamer telling his son John that his wife, Tara was dead and then John having to tell his own son his mother was gone In just a few paragraphs, Zuckoff traces the years to come, marked by periodic discoveries of pieces of his Tara s body There is a potency to the spare and unforced telling of this vignette that is almost painful Fall and Rise is a bit uncertain about what kind of book it aims to be whether it is an objective interpretation of events or a dirge for the loved and lost The former relies on the gift of passing years to present a coherent progression of events The latter relies on emotion and bears a resemblance to many of the testimonials that followed in 9 11 s wake Ultimately, Fall and Rise is a collection of memories than a work of traditional history That is probably as it should be John Creamer telling his four year old that his mommy was now an angel, or Vanessa Barnes listening to Melissa Doi die in a failing tower, stand outside the realm of history these intimate scenes defy critical interpretation There will come a moment, many years from now, when all living memory of this day disappears, and this will all be a story that someone reads about in a book Until that time, September 11, 2001 will resist becoming history Instead, it will remain yesterday flag 75 likesLike see review View all 9 comments May 08, 2019 Susan rated it it was amazing This is a difficult read, but a detailed and comprehensive account of the events of that day Indeed, author Mitchell Zuckoff, is clear that his book concentrates mainly on the events of the day itself, although this obviously does involve some background information I have read other books about 9 11 and one of the most moving was, 102 Minutes, but Zuckoff covers the entire day in this volume giving far details about the plane hi jackings than I have read before, as well as events at t This is a difficult read, but a detailed and comprehensive account of the events of that day Indeed, author Mitchell Zuckoff, is clear that his book concentrates mainly on the events of the day itself, although this obviously does involve some background information I have read other books about 9 11 and one of the most moving was, 102 Minutes, but Zuckoff covers the entire day in this volume giving far details about the plane hi jackings than I have read before, as well as events at the Pentagon, alongside the Twin Towers.Of course, there is nothing much you can say about this book The acts of heroism are humbling, the personal stories heart breaking, the events still so shocking that they rush you right back to that time, when the world watched, and mourned I visited New York shortly after 9 11 and recall how the New Yorkers who, understandably, could have retreated, were so welcoming indeed, I was thanked, than once, for visiting the city Anyone who lives in a big city whether New York, Paris or, as I do, London, understand that city mentality Each city is different and yet similar in mindset The people you will meet in the pages of this book are special and you will be saddened, but also you will be inspired and you may just appreciate your daily life a little flag 28 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jun 10, 2019 Paul Bryant rated it liked it Shelves 9 11 This is the story of everyone being overwhelmed, there was no coping with it at all, massive attacks on massive buildings, nothing remotely like it before or since And the reader can get overwhelmed too The story of the day is so dramatic, so relentlessly riveting, even now, after its million retellings Mr Zuckoff decided to tell it in a way he believes humanizes the awfulness I could see why he would do it this way I hate to criticize this book WHAT THIS BOOK IS NOTThis book is not in the This is the story of everyone being overwhelmed, there was no coping with it at all, massive attacks on massive buildings, nothing remotely like it before or since And the reader can get overwhelmed too The story of the day is so dramatic, so relentlessly riveting, even now, after its million retellings Mr Zuckoff decided to tell it in a way he believes humanizes the awfulness I could see why he would do it this way I hate to criticize this book WHAT THIS BOOK IS NOTThis book is not in the conspiracy debunking business those clowns get a passing mention I have not included unfounded allegations or pseudoscience from the cottage industry of 9 11 conspiracy theorists Facts are stubborn and powerful this is a true story.But less pleasingly, this book is not in the why business for any insight into the hijackers motivations you have to look elsewhere This means that 9 11 is presented without context But everything has a context Even God has a context Yes, the planes literally and metaphorically came out of a clear blue sky But the hijackers and their political enablers didn t These were not random events There was a chain of causation stretching back decades Mr Zuckoff can be forgiven for drawing a line and refusing to get into the geopoliticoreligious complexities of the thing it would have make his book 500 pages longer But 9 11 presented without any context at all is dangerous It encourages oversimplification They hate us for our freedom and that kind of thing WHAT THIS BOOK ISOut of such a vortex of horror and misery the author plucks many stories of heroism, self sacrifice and stubborn ingrained kindness that he hopes will keep the reader from lapsing into numbed despair, in the same way that the story of the fourth plane, United 93, was seized upon But there is a price to pay for doing it this way He follows in detail the stories of about 40 people These are real people, real stories Alas that Mr Zuckoff writes about them as if they belong in a bad romance novel Fifty years old, six feet tall and country boy handsome his smile etched deep crinkles in the ruddy skin around his blue eyes.Jerry was a few months shy of sixty five, but he looked a decade younger square jawed and graying at the temples, trim enough to fit into the commander s uniform he d hung up than two decades earlier.Forty seven years old, with kind eyes and three grown sons, Linda loved the smell of clothes freshly dried by the crisp Allegheny mountain air.Everyone gets this treatment So that s one thing And then, there are horrible lurches of tone I m still not sure if this is a deliberate effect But for example, on page 256 we read Other firefighters stepped over piles of debris in the lobby that they only later realized were human remains.A few lines later, on the same page When Gerry wasn t saving lives in New York City, he raised pigs, goats and chickens with his wife and two young sons on a small farmThe clash of horror and banality is just disorientating, peculiar jarring I don t like it And it keeps coming up Here s another example Port Authority Police Officer David Lim turned to his bomb sniffing dog, a yellow Labrador called Sirius that Dave considered the smartest dog he d ever known Maybe they got one by us, Sirius, Dave told his partner, who moonlighted as the pet of Dave, his wife and their two children Dave runs towards the North Tower On the way he spotted a body next to a bandstand As he radioed a report to dispatch, another person landed fifty feet from him on the plaza s pink granite On impact, the body disintegrated into a puddle of flesh, bone and blood.The coziness of Sirius who moonlights as the family pet jammed right next to the unrecognisable human remains I don t know I ve read a few 9 11 books by now and they all have problems I hoped this one would be The Great One but for me it isn t What it does do very well is fill in a lot of detail I wasn t aware of, especially regarding the Pentagon crash and United 93 And he frequently throws in some stunning facts At 9.11 AM, twenty five minutes after American Flight 11 hit the North Tower, eight minutes after United Flight 175 hit the South Tower, some Port Authority Police dispatchers inexplicably continued to tell worried callers not to evacuate.And this gave me a jolt talking about the crash of United 93 near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when the firefighters arrived at the crash site they found No matter how big it the plane was, they had only small fires to fight and no one to rescue.What a chilling statement MORE 9 11Film Avoid the awful movie World Trade Center and instead watch Paul Greengrass s excellent United 93The essential documentary 102 Minutes that Changed America is on youtubeBooks Perfect Soldiers The 9 11 Hijackers Who Were They, Why They Did It by Terry McDermott The Looming Tower Al Qaeda and the Road to 9 11 by Lawrence Wright Yes, I wanted political context and in these two books I got too much of it too much overwhelming detail, I couldn t see the wood for the treesThe best book so far that I ve come across is The Eleventh Day by Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan This is great for demolishing the Truthers and generally excellent all round flag 27 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Apr 26, 2019 Stacey rated it it was amazing Amazingly well done book every American should read Even after so many years, after having read countless books and stories about that day, there are accounts in this book that I had never read, never heard about, that made me need to stop, to think, to mourn, and to pray This is one of the best books on 9 11 One of the best books I ve read, period Mitchell Zuckoff works words like clay, but doesn t leave his mark on them what s left behind is moving, powerful prose that puts you into the Amazingly well done book every American should read Even after so many years, after having read countless books and stories about that day, there are accounts in this book that I had never read, never heard about, that made me need to stop, to think, to mourn, and to pray This is one of the best books on 9 11 One of the best books I ve read, period Mitchell Zuckoff works words like clay, but doesn t leave his mark on them what s left behind is moving, powerful prose that puts you into the narrative You are the EMT, the firefighter, the office worker rushing down the stairs, the survivor The page count seems large but you will not notice it once you start reading By the end, you are left wanting to hear about the people, their stories, to know them Don t pass up the opportunity to read this book It s about each one of us, our past, and our future flag 15 likesLike see review Jun 13, 2019 Carolyn rated it it was amazing Shelves favorites This is a powerful, comprehensive account of the horrific terrorist attack on that fateful day almost 19 years ago This may be the definitive, historical portrayal of the events of September 11, 2001 Those of us who were devastated and saddened by what they witnessed on live TV, will get a deeper understanding of events which will remain always seared into our minds Those who were too young to comprehend or not yet born at the time should find this a book of historical importance Years of me This is a powerful, comprehensive account of the horrific terrorist attack on that fateful day almost 19 years ago This may be the definitive, historical portrayal of the events of September 11, 2001 Those of us who were devastated and saddened by what they witnessed on live TV, will get a deeper understanding of events which will remain always seared into our minds Those who were too young to comprehend or not yet born at the time should find this a book of historical importance Years of meticulous research and interviews by author, Mitchell Zuckoff, provide us with gripping, heart wrenching personal accounts of some victims and survivors as well as a vivid, disturbing overall picture As a journalist and historian, he remains objective, but for the reader, it is a horrifying, moving and highly emotional experience He writes a coherent and comprehensive description of clusters of events occurring almost simultaneously at the World Trade Centre twin towers, the Pentagon, and Shanksville Pennsylvania We get a well written and organized portrayal of people and events in this finely structured narrative Through hindsight, much can be said about mistakes leading up to and during this unprecedented disaster From the design of the Twin Towers structure, to failure to apprehend the terrorists before they boarded the planes, to lack of communication and coordination on the ground, and the fact that people were ordered to stay where they were in the buildings until it was too late for a rescue, which sadly lead to many deaths Of course, a threat of this nature had never occurred before in history and was not predicted No one was prepared for an attack of this magnitude It is also an account of amazing heroism, self sacrifice, and the long road to recovery for those who survived, and the unbearable loss for the families of the victims The world has changed in many ways since 911 which was a pivotal day in modern history Recommended for anyone interested in a good objective book detailing a most tragic day which will be long remembered flag 14 likesLike see review Jun 14, 2019 Literary Soir e rated it it was amazing Shelves reviewed, history The reader will NEVER forget after finishing this gripping account of the day that changed America forever I was working at home that morning, switched to AOL for news and saw the North Tower in flames Turned on TV, watched both towers fall, and stayed there essentially til I flew to the shelter of Colorado s mountains that weekend The Pearl Harbor of my generation is captured with a journalist s immediacy through backstory, immersive you are there narrative, and sobering aftermathNEMATIC The reader will NEVER forget after finishing this gripping account of the day that changed America forever I was working at home that morning, switched to AOL for news and saw the North Tower in flames Turned on TV, watched both towers fall, and stayed there essentially til I flew to the shelter of Colorado s mountains that weekend The Pearl Harbor of my generation is captured with a journalist s immediacy through backstory, immersive you are there narrative, and sobering aftermathNEMATICThe author, Redstone Professor of Narrative at Boston University, penned the Boston Globe s lead story that day and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in investigative reporting for the effort Here, he adds the perspective of nearly 20 years, through the cinematic lens of personal stories of victims, survivors, families, first responders, government officials, even the hijackers themselves A list of those lost is included, and I found myself reading those names reverently as I sat transfixed by what transpired in the planes, the towers, the Pentagon, on the ground, and in the homes of those desperately awaiting word from loved ones EVERY BOOKSELFFALL AND RISE is the best of the scores of 9 11 books I ve read, and should be on every classroom, library and home bookshelf 5 5 Pub date 30 April 2019 Available on flag 12 likesLike see review Apr 30, 2019 Jill Meyer rated it it was amazing The attacks of September 11, 2001 are one of those events that people never forget the details It s one of those seminal moments in our lives we never forget where we were, what we were doing MSNBC replays their broadcast moment by moment on the succeeding years Or, at least they did til last year I certainly hope they go back to broadcasting it this year and going forward The fascinating thing about watching the rebroadcast is that you can tell how scaredand professional, the news pe The attacks of September 11, 2001 are one of those events that people never forget the details It s one of those seminal moments in our lives we never forget where we were, what we were doing MSNBC replays their broadcast moment by moment on the succeeding years Or, at least they did til last year I certainly hope they go back to broadcasting it this year and going forward The fascinating thing about watching the rebroadcast is that you can tell how scaredand professional, the news people were, despite the knowing that tens of thousands of people could have been killed that day, if the buildings hadn t been evacuated so well.There have been many books both fiction and non fiction written about 9 11 Now Boston Globe journalist, Mitchell Zukoff, has written one of the definitive books about the attacks and the people behind it, affected by it, and horrified by it His book, Rise and Fall The Story of 9 11 , uses the lives of pilots, passengers, civil responders, Osama bin Ladin and the hijackers, as well as many others whose lives either ended or were changed irretrievably that day One of the sadder stories is that of two friends and the young daughter of one from Boston They traveled separately to Los Angeles one woman on the American flightand her friend and child on the United flight All three were killed that day.In addition to looking at the deed and the people, Zuckoff examines the official response by our government agencies, both the FAA and law enforcement Agencies didn t work together and no one officially cared if students at flying academies in the South West and Florida only wanted to know how to fly straight ahead and not know how to take off and land No Fly lists were not extensive and the names were routinely ignored.Zukoff does an excellent job of going behind the scenes and asking questions I hadn t heard addressed before His writing is smooth and the book is a pleasure despite the topic to read By the way, he recommends several other books on the subject, including 102 Minutes The Unforgettable Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers by New York Times reporters Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn It explains how the Towers were evacuated and lives were saved flag 9 likesLike see review Aug 03, 2019 Jill Mackin rated it it was amazing Shelves 9 11, terrorists, terrorism, history, usa I ve read other accounts of what happened on September 11th, and this was by far THE definitive book on the attacks on America Portions of the North and South tower phone calls to 911 I found disturbing Very sad flag 8 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Aug 16, 2019 WendyB rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves own I lived through that horrible day, I watched the coverage, I watched all the shows about 9 11 on the anniversaries I thought I knew what happened that day I still learned so much from this book about the day and people affected Expect to read about things people saw and experienced that you will not be able to get out of your mind Very well written and very moving I found myself in tears many times Recommended for everyone but be aware it may bring back many bad memories flag 6 likesLike see review Jul 12, 2019 britt_brooke rated it it was amazing Shelves best of 2019, audio, nonfiction Narrative nonfiction master Mitchell Zuckoff thoughtfully humanizes 9 11 A meticulous timeline dotted with personal stories creates a vivid picture of the fear and confusion, bravery and selflessness This completely consumed me Reading about such pain and loss is difficult and draining, but there are so many folks who lived this, and who are still living this We owe it them to better understand what happened flag 6 likesLike see review Jun 29, 2019 Kennedy Ormsby rated it it was amazing Man, this book was brutal It s so incredibly emotional to read and I cried through a majority of it The story of 9 11 you haven t heard, coming from the people who survived in the buildings and on the ground, as well as evidence from voicemails and phone calls from the people on the planes and in the effected areas Not only do you read the stories from that horrible day, but you really get to know the victims before their untimely deaths You heard about their plans for the weekend and the la Man, this book was brutal It s so incredibly emotional to read and I cried through a majority of it The story of 9 11 you haven t heard, coming from the people who survived in the buildings and on the ground, as well as evidence from voicemails and phone calls from the people on the planes and in the effected areas Not only do you read the stories from that horrible day, but you really get to know the victims before their untimely deaths You heard about their plans for the weekend and the last thing they said to their family members It s absolutely gut wrenching, but I believe a necessary read Almost 2 decades after, all I hear about 9 11 is the conspiracy theories This story is about the people that witnessed it first hand It goes through the days before, to the tragedy, how it felt in the moment, and how survivors and victims families are trying to move on I recommend that everyone read this book the ones who remember the tragedy and those who weren t even born yet flag 5 likesLike see review Jun 26, 2019 Asia rated it it was amazing Zuckoff s book is both sweeping and intimate he deftly describes the wide reaching toll of enormous loss as well as the minutiae of ordinary lives derailed I was often stunned and brought to tears Historically speaking, this is an important read, but it is also a testament to the best facets of human nature heroism in the face of danger, and the ability to rise up after unthinkable tragedy flag 5 likesLike see review Jun 02, 2019 Amy rated it it was amazing This was an intense, absorbing, and heartbreaking read Despite the incredible amount of information that is covered the book is surprisingly easy to read It follows basically a chronological order of that day all the flights, the miscommunication and confusion as the world tried to figure out what was going on, the crashes, and the aftermath After the last chapter the book includes names of the people who lost their lives on that day there are pages and pages of names in small print 2 colu This was an intense, absorbing, and heartbreaking read Despite the incredible amount of information that is covered the book is surprisingly easy to read It follows basically a chronological order of that day all the flights, the miscommunication and confusion as the world tried to figure out what was going on, the crashes, and the aftermath After the last chapter the book includes names of the people who lost their lives on that day there are pages and pages of names in small print 2 columns to a page Over 66 columns The author included many personal stories of both victims and survivors I kept flipping to the names in the back to see if the person I was reading about survived During the time I was reading this book I watched a movie called Flight 93 which had to do with the events that occurred and the flight that crashed in Shanksville, PA We all know that life can change in the blink of an eye, but reading about 9 11 it is staggering how many people s lives ended or were completely altered on that day All of us were changed forever, and the way we do things with regard to travel and safety changed forever Many of us have our own jarring memories of that day and we will never forget where we were when we heard or watched the shocking events unfold on such a gorgeous blue sky day I haven t yet been to the 9 11 Memorial in NYC, or the one in PA I haven t ever seen the Pentagon except to drive by it However, having read this book I would like to visit all those places to pay my respects and to remember flag 5 likesLike see review Jun 12, 2019 Michelle rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves 2019, 9 11, non fiction Seems ludicrous to point out the obvious but this is a heavy and heavily researched booked Despite the heft or length I listened on audio , it s a fast read and the sort of riveting narrative non fiction that feels like a novel The research here is obvious and though I don t know how long the author took to write the book, if he started immediately after 9 11 and just finished, I would not be surprised So thorough, and engaging, and downright heartbreaking There s a LOT that s new to Seems ludicrous to point out the obvious but this is a heavy and heavily researched booked Despite the heft or length I listened on audio , it s a fast read and the sort of riveting narrative non fiction that feels like a novel The research here is obvious and though I don t know how long the author took to write the book, if he started immediately after 9 11 and just finished, I would not be surprised So thorough, and engaging, and downright heartbreaking There s a LOT that s new to me hereI don t know if that s because I was out of the country on 9 11, so wasn t getting as much of the information I didn t know for a year that people jumped from the towers , or if it was that his research was that good The most excruciating parts are all the little mistakes that cost thousands of lives Most horrific was learning how many people had evacuated from the south tower after the first tower was hit, and WERE TOLD TO RETURN TO WORK before the second plane hit That seems absolutely asinine given what happened to the first tower, but of course I have the benefit of hindsight As a whole, we think differently in the post 9 11 world but I just cannot get over this fact I have friends that were in the second tower and this was a shocking, sickening revelation How strong their families must be to grapple with this information A must read for all Americans and it s a great listen though sometimes the author s dramatic re reading of peoples pleas and calls out for help feels a little cheezy if not borderline disrespectful but admittedly I listen at 1.25x speed Still, an excellent book I will never forget flag 4 likesLike see review May 19, 2019 Neville Longbottom rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves nonfiction, 2019 I was 10 years old on September 11, 2001 I distinctly remember overhearing two teachers talking about a plane flying into the World Trade Center At the time I didn t fully understand what that meant As the day went on, seeing the news footage of burning buildings with people jumping and falling out of windows, I began to grasp how serious the situation was Over the years I ve learned many things about the events of that day, mostly through documentaries or TV programs But I ve never read so I was 10 years old on September 11, 2001 I distinctly remember overhearing two teachers talking about a plane flying into the World Trade Center At the time I didn t fully understand what that meant As the day went on, seeing the news footage of burning buildings with people jumping and falling out of windows, I began to grasp how serious the situation was Over the years I ve learned many things about the events of that day, mostly through documentaries or TV programs But I ve never read something as comprehensive as this book is in recounting what happened Because it s such an overwhelmingly large topic, most documentaries or books I ve come across tend to focus on one particular aspect of the day Maybe it s about the hijacked planes, or the air traffic controllers, or the people fleeing the towers, or the first responders But this book impressively manages to cover all aspects of the story Mitchell Zuckoff focuses on certain people from each part of the tragedy and recounts their stories throughout the day Emotionally, this is a difficult book to read It might also seem intimidating because of the sheer scope of the topic But Zuckoff wrote it in a way that it s never confusing or hard to follow even though there were so many different names, locations, and timelines to keep track of I think the greatest part of this book is how it tells the stories of so many people s lives You get to hear of the bravery of normal civilians who risked their own safety to help friends or strangers You get to learn the stories of countless first responders and the situations they encountered Stories of selflessness, fear, love, and loss permeate every page of this book I d highly recommend this book to anyone looking to read an account of the events of 9 11 Of course any one book won t be able to recount every single story of all the victims and survivors of that day, but I think this book does an amazing job of telling the broad story of the tragedy through the eyes of a select group of people flag 4 likesLike see review Jul 15, 2019 Kolumbina rated it it was amazing An excellent book on 9 11 The whole book is concentrated on that day but still there are a lot of information in behind Learned quite a bit.Really powerful Mitchell Zuckoff beautifully described a lots of love, commitment, dedication and sacrifice in his fellows Americans Outstanding flag 4 likesLike see review May 16, 2019 Michelle Reilly rated it it was amazing Oh my GodI couldn t put this book down A must read One of the best if not the best books I ve ever read Incredibly thorough, it ll leave you either fist pumping in the air at all the heroes from 9 11 or bawling your eyes out It s everything A must read flag 4 likesLike see review May 14, 2019 Nancy Singel Baker rated it it was amazing review of another edition A terribly heart breaking read that brings the reader immediately back to the day that changed our world Such stories of bravery, heroism, love of family, loss needed to be told Readers too young to remember 9 11, this book will tell you exactly what that day felt like flag 3 likesLike see review May 12, 2019 Keith Rondinelli rated it it was amazing I didn t lose any loved ones on 9 11, but I lived across the river in Williamsburg, Brooklyn at the time, and I watched the towers burn and fall from the rooftop of my apartment building I had friends and acquaintances that lost parents, girlfriends, friends In the days after, I d take the subway into Manhattan and wander aimlessly, looking at the makeshift memorials, and signs posted by families of the missing on walls in midtown, at intersections, or in the parks What I recall most of all i I didn t lose any loved ones on 9 11, but I lived across the river in Williamsburg, Brooklyn at the time, and I watched the towers burn and fall from the rooftop of my apartment building I had friends and acquaintances that lost parents, girlfriends, friends In the days after, I d take the subway into Manhattan and wander aimlessly, looking at the makeshift memorials, and signs posted by families of the missing on walls in midtown, at intersections, or in the parks What I recall most of all is the smell, an acrid chemical odor that seemed like a combination of burnt steel and something else, something I couldn t place It was this smell that came back to me when I saw the cover of Zuckoff s book on the shelf at my local bookstore In the years since 9 11, I ve watched some documentaries on anniversaries sometimes I ve found myself looking at footage on YouTube But I ve chosen not to read any of the books, until this one This book, like others have said, is difficult to read and almost as difficult to recommend It is less a book than a heroic act of civil service Zuckoff has synthesized a monumental amount of research into a compelling, heart wrenching epic that spans the entire event His focus is on ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances True to Zuckoff s objective of making sure we never forget, there were so many things that I had forgotten or never knew The entire first section of the book, concerning the methodical hijackings of the four flights, is a masterpiece of time stamped journalistic recreation Much of what went on at the Pentagon I didn t know And the sections dealing with the towers are presented in a clear, panoramic way that makes the horror come alive in ways that even video footage fails to do.If I had to level a criticism, it would be at Zuckoff s tendency to make angels out of all of his characters, reducing them to semi caricatures People are often introduced with a quick list of saintly qualities, such as he was a fun loving, motorcycle driving father of three who looked forward to indulging his daughters with ice cream for desert I imagine it s hard enough to write a book like this, but then one has to grapple with the idea that these are real people with families who will most likely read the book and would be hurt or offended by any less than flattering descriptions of their dead loved ones But this sort of thing does tend to undercut Zuckoff s aim, which is to be factual and document nothing but the truth If I were an editor I would have chopped some of these descriptions out It is enough to see what these people did, and what they went through Their humanity would shine through.But this is my only complaint, and it feels almost unfair making it This is as good a document of that terrible day that will ever be produced flag 3 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jun 14, 2019 cameron rated it it was amazing This is the most wide spread, humanistic reporting of 9 11 I have read Brilliant research, complete coverage, specific follow up I ve read several books about this devastating event but never one as insightful Hard to read without taking a break now and then but utterly worth it flag 3 likesLike see review Jun 17, 2019 Robbie rated it it was amazing Even though I have no personal connections to anyone who perished during the 9 11 attacks, this book is incredibly difficult to read at some points In fact, one specific part was probably the most disturbing thing I ve ever come across about that day that I hadn t not read or heard of before reading this book While difficult, this book is a must read, especially for those who may have been very young during the attacks This book captures that day with intricate detail that can t be matched wi Even though I have no personal connections to anyone who perished during the 9 11 attacks, this book is incredibly difficult to read at some points In fact, one specific part was probably the most disturbing thing I ve ever come across about that day that I hadn t not read or heard of before reading this book While difficult, this book is a must read, especially for those who may have been very young during the attacks This book captures that day with intricate detail that can t be matched with any documentary you may watch The interconnected stories woven throughout are both devastating and beautiful at the same time.For those of use who remember most everything that day, it also serves as important refresher of the true horror and utter confusion that took place almost 18 years ago flag 3 likesLike see review May 07, 2019 Georgette rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves history, non fiction current affairs Talk about having your heart broken again I ve read almost every book published about 9 11 and this one touched on lives, stories, details of the scenes and first responders, that I had not heard of What an inspirational book from Zuckoff Everyone should read this flag 3 likesLike see review May 18, 2019 Terri rated it it was amazing There are no words that are adequate flag 3 likesLike see review Jun 21, 2019 Caitie rated it it was amazing review of another edition Even eighteen years later, the story of September 11 is heartbreaking By fate people wither lived or died Did they get on a plane that day or did they miss one of the doomed flights Zuckoff makes the reader wonder how someone would react in the same situation Tuesday, September 11, 2001 will live in American memory that took the lives of ordinary people There is now a pre and post 9 11 world People became heroes that day seemingly without blinking an eye Zuckoff begins the book with some Even eighteen years later, the story of September 11 is heartbreaking By fate people wither lived or died Did they get on a plane that day or did they miss one of the doomed flights Zuckoff makes the reader wonder how someone would react in the same situation Tuesday, September 11, 2001 will live in American memory that took the lives of ordinary people There is now a pre and post 9 11 world People became heroes that day seemingly without blinking an eye Zuckoff begins the book with some stories of the day before, September tenth and the people who would end up on the doomed planes the very next day People like the pilot of American Flight 11, John Ogonowski, who spent his last night having dinner with his family and helping his daughter with her math homework This was some of the most sad and compelling stories that I have ever read The people on the planes were ordinary people doing ordinary things Some were traveling for business, some for vacation or visiting family members Most tragic of all, on two of the flights American 77 and United 175 there were small children, all of whom were under the age of twelve These children did not get to live out the rest of their lives, growing up was taken away from them Also , one of the producers of the TV show Frasier also died on flight 11 Ironically, he had written an episode several years before where a phone message is left for Frasier where the person says they ll be getting on American 11, which is a creepy coincidence The next portion of the book deals with the aftermath of what happened once the planes crashed into their targets or not their target in the case of flight 93 The people in the twin towers, depending on where they were or what floor they were on, either lived or died Some people decided they would rather help others than get out right away No one thought the buildings would collapse At the Pentagon, acts of heroism On some of the flights the flight attendants called their respective airlines for help, breaking traditional protocol Zuckoff wants the reader to understand that people made a split second decision to help others instead of helping themselves Firefighters and police officers ran into the buildings without a second thought Many of the accounts were so sad Like Ron Clifford, at the Trade Center for a meeting Ron ended up helping a severely burned woman only to find out later that his sister Ruth and niece Juliana had been on one of the planes that hit the World Trade Center Or the priest who got stuck in traffic by the Pentagon and jumped out of his car to help And Father Judge, the New York City Fire Department Chaplin who also rushed to the scene to help, only to be killed by falling debris Despite the frightening situation, people pushed past their fears in order to do something that may help someone else And then, of course, there s United Airlines Flight 93 Originally planned to fly from Newark, New Jersey to San Francisco, it took off about forty minutes late After the plane was hijacked, the passengers took a vote to see if they should do something, they did not want to just sit there and do nothing Because they had taken off so late, the hijacking began later, so all the planes had crashed or were about to crash, so some of the passengers called loved ones such as names that would become famous, like Tom Burnett and Mark Bingham had heard what was going on in New York and at the Pentagon They did take a vote, they were going to fight back Todd Beamer ended up calling a phone dispatch place and talked to one of the workers The last thing this phone worker heard was Beamer say Are you guys ready Okay, let s roll Based on the flight data recorder that ended up being recovered, it was determined that the passengers did end up gaining entry into the cockpit Because of the passengers action, the plane crashed into a field in a small Pennsylvania town rather than in Washington DC I found this to be a compelling account of that day, written in a narrative style than typical nonfiction I also appreciated the fact that Zuckoff did not include photographs from that day The country has seen enough photos and did not need to see flag 2 likesLike see review Aug 01, 2019 Laura rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves read 2019, history, highly recommended books, need a tissue, nf that reads like fiction, history american, memorable, listened on audiobook, my first read of author, non fiction This reminded me of Columbine so, so much in all of the best ways Both are incredibly detailed, humanizing accounts of unimaginable events in our country s history This is the definition of narrative nonfiction nonfiction that reads like fiction except you have to remind yourself that it s not fiction This really happened and it is absolutely heartbreaking to read or listen to , but it s so important to Never Forget what happened 18 years ago I highly recommend anyone to read this, bu This reminded me of Columbine so, so much in all of the best ways Both are incredibly detailed, humanizing accounts of unimaginable events in our country s history This is the definition of narrative nonfiction nonfiction that reads like fiction except you have to remind yourself that it s not fiction This really happened and it is absolutely heartbreaking to read or listen to , but it s so important to Never Forget what happened 18 years ago I highly recommend anyone to read this, but obviously go in prepared to shed some tears flag 3 likesLike see review May 20, 2019 Anne rated it it was amazing review of another edition Already an entire generation has no direct memory of 9 11 I clearly remember that day, so with my heart pounding I read Michael Zuckoff s book recounting the events of the morning of Sept 11, 2001 As a reporter for the Boston Globe, Zuckoff wrote the lead news story on that day Five days later he published a narrative called Six Lives that became the model for this book and now he delivers expanded coverage of all four flights along with the after effects In terms both unflinching Already an entire generation has no direct memory of 9 11 I clearly remember that day, so with my heart pounding I read Michael Zuckoff s book recounting the events of the morning of Sept 11, 2001 As a reporter for the Boston Globe, Zuckoff wrote the lead news story on that day Five days later he published a narrative called Six Lives that became the model for this book and now he delivers expanded coverage of all four flights along with the after effects In terms both unflinching and intimate Zuckoff takes the reader inside the planes, the towers, and into the lives of many who perished as well as many who survived on that dark day Meticulously researched, this is a moving and compelling account of the day that changed our world John Farmer, sr counsel to the 9 11 commission says, Those of us who lived through those days will find the book cathartic those rising generations who were too young to remember 9 11, or who weren t yet born, will find it revelatory flag 2 likesLike see review Jun 24, 2019 Chris Sahl rated it it was amazing A harrowing read and gripping narrative, Zuckoff s microscope on this day and only this day deftly balances the humanity with the horror Never maudlin or exploitative, Zuckoff casts an unfllinching eye on not only the details and experiences of survivors, but the families and backgrounds of all involved Zuckoff has cleared an incredibly high bar with a book that puts you in a hundred different pairs of shoes across the Northeast on 9 11 Deeper than any documentary, closer than any academic A harrowing read and gripping narrative, Zuckoff s microscope on this day and only this day deftly balances the humanity with the horror Never maudlin or exploitative, Zuckoff casts an unfllinching eye on not only the details and experiences of survivors, but the families and backgrounds of all involved Zuckoff has cleared an incredibly high bar with a book that puts you in a hundred different pairs of shoes across the Northeast on 9 11 Deeper than any documentary, closer than any academic study, thrilling and intense, human than the Commission Report, Zuckoff s unshowy yet vivid take will occupy the 9 11 slot in a tidy nonfiction library for the foreseeable future flag 2 likesLike see review Jun 21, 2019 Kathy rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves best Masterfully written and performed, Zuckoff compassionately tells the many many stories of this tragedy Blame is not placed instead we are asked to just take it in, and then ponder if and how things could have unfolded differently I am left wondering about the wisdom of protocols, marveling at the vigilance required to protect our country, and wishing for communication technologies that works in harsh environments flag 2 likesLike see review Jul 10, 2019 Shaun Mason rated it it was amazing I loved this book The way it was constructed and compiled showed care, respect and excellent skills as a journalist Powerful and at times I needed to put it down, but out of respect to the victims and survivors, the least we can do is honor their stories Loved it flag 2 likesLike see review May 28, 2019 Marian rated it it was amazing This was such a good book I couldn t put it down Mitchell Zuckoff did such a good job of telling the victims stories I looked up each person and read about them so I knew about them He made their stories so much personal I cried for the lost and cheered for the saved There were so many heroes that came out of out of 9 11 flag 2 likesLike see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 next new topicDiscuss This Book topics posts views last activity Librari Please fix info for Rise Fall audiobook 8 21 Jun 02, 2019 07 10AM More topics Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Genres Nonfiction 79 users History 58 users War Terrorism 8 users See top shelves About Mitchell Zuckoff Mitchell Zuckoff 484 followers Mitchell Zuckoff is a professor of journalism at Boston University He is the author of Lost in Shangri La A True Story of Survival, Adventure and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II His previous books are Robert Altman The Oral Biography, one of s Best Books of 2009 Ponzi s Scheme The True Story of a Financial Legend, a New York Times Editors Choice book and Ch Mitchell Zuckoff is a professor of journalism at Boston University He is the author of Lost in Shangri La A True Story of Survival, Adventure and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II His previous books are Robert Altman The Oral Biography, one of s Best Books of 2009 Ponzi s Scheme The True Story of a Financial Legend, a New York Times Editors Choice book and Choosing Naia A Family s Journey, which received the Christopher Award and was named a Massachusetts Honor Book He is co author of Judgment Ridge The True Story Behind the Dartmouth Murders, which was a finalist for the Edgar Award.Zuckoff s magazine work has appeared in The New Yorker, Fortune, and other national and regional publications He is a former special projects reporter for The Boston Globe, where he was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for investigative reporting He received the Distinguished Writing Award from the American Society of Newspaper Editors, the Livingston Award for International Reporting, the Heywood Broun Award, and the Associated Press Managing Editors Public Service Award, among other national honors He lives outside Boston Books by Mitchell Zuckoff More Trivia About Fall and Rise Th No trivia or quizzes yet Add some now Quotes from Fall and Rise Th she was a bookkeeper for the Port Authority, one week shy of her sixtieth birthday She had limped down about one thousand steps from the 73rd floor, hobbled by fallen arches, a bad leg from having been hit by a car several months earlier, and assorted maladies An office manager and others had helped Josephine to 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      Mitchell Zuckoff is a professor of journalism at Boston University He is the author of Lost in Shangri La A True Story of Survival, Adventure and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II His previous books are Robert Altman The Oral Biography, one of s Best Books of 2009 Ponzi s Scheme The True Story of a Financial Legend, a New York Times Editors Choice book and Ch Mitchell Zuckoff is a professor of journalism at Boston University He is the author of Lost in Shangri La A True Story of Survival, Adventure and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II His previous books are Robert Altman The Oral Biography, one of s Best Books of 2009 Ponzi s Scheme The True Story of a Financial Legend, a New York Times Editors Choice book and Choosing Naia A Family s Journey, which received the Christopher Award and was named a Massachusetts Honor Book He is co author of Judgment Ridge The True Story Behind the Dartmouth Murders, which was a finalist for the Edgar Award.Zuckoff s magazine work has appeared in The New Yorker, Fortune, and other national and regional publications He is a former special projects reporter for The Boston Globe, where he was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for investigative reporting He received the Distinguished Writing Award from the American Society of Newspaper Editors, the Livingston Award for International Reporting, the Heywood Broun Award, and the Associated Press Managing Editors Public Service Award, among other national honors He lives outside Boston

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    1. Torn open, aflame, weakening from within, the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center spewed paper like blood from an arterial wound Legal documents and employee reviews Pay stubs, birthday cards, takeout menus Timesheets and blueprints, photographs and calendars, crayon drawings and love notes Some in full, some in tatters, some in flames A single scrap from the South Tower, tossed like a bottled message from a sinking ship, captured the day s horror In a scrawled hand, next to a bloody fi Torn o [...]


    2. This is a difficult read, but a detailed and comprehensive account of the events of that day Indeed, author Mitchell Zuckoff, is clear that his book concentrates mainly on the events of the day itself, although this obviously does involve some background information I have read other books about 9 11 and one of the most moving was, 102 Minutes, but Zuckoff covers the entire day in this volume giving far details about the plane hi jackings than I have read before, as well as events at t This is [...]


    3. This is the story of everyone being overwhelmed, there was no coping with it at all, massive attacks on massive buildings, nothing remotely like it before or since And the reader can get overwhelmed too The story of the day is so dramatic, so relentlessly riveting, even now, after its million retellings Mr Zuckoff decided to tell it in a way he believes humanizes the awfulness I could see why he would do it this way I hate to criticize this book WHAT THIS BOOK IS NOTThis book is not in the This [...]


    4. Amazingly well done book every American should read Even after so many years, after having read countless books and stories about that day, there are accounts in this book that I had never read, never heard about, that made me need to stop, to think, to mourn, and to pray This is one of the best books on 9 11 One of the best books I ve read, period Mitchell Zuckoff works words like clay, but doesn t leave his mark on them what s left behind is moving, powerful prose that puts you into the Amazin [...]


    5. This is a powerful, comprehensive account of the horrific terrorist attack on that fateful day almost 19 years ago This may be the definitive, historical portrayal of the events of September 11, 2001 Those of us who were devastated and saddened by what they witnessed on live TV, will get a deeper understanding of events which will remain always seared into our minds Those who were too young to comprehend or not yet born at the time should find this a book of historical importance Years of me Thi [...]


    6. The reader will NEVER forget after finishing this gripping account of the day that changed America forever I was working at home that morning, switched to AOL for news and saw the North Tower in flames Turned on TV, watched both towers fall, and stayed there essentially til I flew to the shelter of Colorado s mountains that weekend The Pearl Harbor of my generation is captured with a journalist s immediacy through backstory, immersive you are there narrative, and sobering aftermathNEMATIC The re [...]


    7. The attacks of September 11, 2001 are one of those events that people never forget the details It s one of those seminal moments in our lives we never forget where we were, what we were doing MSNBC replays their broadcast moment by moment on the succeeding years Or, at least they did til last year I certainly hope they go back to broadcasting it this year and going forward The fascinating thing about watching the rebroadcast is that you can tell how scaredand professional, the news pe The attack [...]


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