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ForbesA woman at a dinner party recently lamented to me that the current war on terrorism had plunged her into an ethical fog. "I wish I could recall exactly how I felt on the morning of September 11, watching those towers burn," she said of the 2001 attack on the World Trade Center. "It seemed so clear what was good and what was evil." If your memory of that horrific morning has faded as well, then 102 Minutes: The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers is sure to reawaken feelings of shock, anger and unrelenting sadness that poured out of all of us that day. Two superb New York Times investigative reporters, Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn, combed through hundreds of interviews with survivors, building records, phone logs and never-before-heard transcripts of police and fire department tapes to produce a moment-by-moment reenactment of the buildings' destruction, from first impact to collapse. There are stories of narrow escapes, personal sacrifice and almost superhuman courage told in heart-pounding detail. Ap-proximately 12,000 people escaped the towers; almost 3,000 didn't. All of them expected that Tuesday to be just a rou-tine day at the office. It is Dwyer and Flynn's brilliance as storytellers that makes what eventually happened come alive once again. It would not be overstatement to say that 102 Minutes is an important book. Certainly it is an invaluable reminder for those of us whose memories of good and evil on that day may have since dimmed.