Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11
ISBN: 006227564X
EAN13: 9780062275646
Language: English
Pages: 624
Dimensions: 2.00" H x 9.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 2.00 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview
Years in the making, this spellbinding, heartbreaking, and ultimately uplifting narrative is an unforgettable portrait of 9/11, now available in paperback 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 further 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 country to see loved ones or for work 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. Destined to be a classic, Fall and Rise will move, shock, inspire, and fill hearts with love and admiration for the human spirit as it triumphs in the face of horrifying events.
Editor Reviews
From the front Cover Years in the making, this spellbinding, heartbreaking, and, ultimately, uplifting narrative is an indelible portrait of 9/11. Fall and Rise masterfully weaves together the interrelated strands of the events in New York City; in Washington, D.C.; and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, to create the first minute-by-minute history of that horrendous day. In the hours, weeks, and months after 9/11, Mitchell Zuckoff, then a reporter for the Boston Globe , wrote about the attacks, the victims, and their families. After years of meticulous research and reporting on that infamous day, Zuckoff has filled Fall and Rise with the voices of the lost and the saved. The result is an utterly gripping book, a telling of some of the most intimate stories of people irrevocably affected by the events of that sunny Tuesday morning in September 2001: an out-of-work actor stuck in an elevator in the North Tower of the World Trade Center; the heroes deciding to take action aboard Flight 93; 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 in planes flying across the country to see loved ones or for work who suddenly found themselves among terrorists bent on murder. Fall and Rise will open new avenues of understanding for all who think 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. Destined to be a classic, Fall and Rise is a testament to the human spirit as it triumphs over evil. This is a 9/11 book like no other. --Douglas Brinkley, author of American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race