The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11
Every American of a certain age remembers exactly where they were and what they were doing when the news of the September 11, 2001 attacks began to be reported and the realization of what was happening became clear. But most Americans were bystanders. In this incredible book, journalist Garrett M. Graff has gathered the stories of hundreds of people personally involved that day — the ticket agents who checked in the hijackers, New Yorkers going to work in the Twin Towers, first responders running toward the burning buildings, flight attendants and passengers on the planes, those who lost loved ones, and so many more — who told their stories in their own words through recorded calls and interviews and official record. This is a book that is so hard to read and yet almost impossible to put down, although one must occasionally to catch one’s breath and dry one’s tears. This event is seared in the hearts and minds of Americans, and the heroic acts of so many people displayed in this amazing book will remind readers of all that was terrible and all that was magnificent on that infamous day. This is a treasure in the canon of historical records.
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