9/11 Ordinary People: Extraordinary Heroes

9/11 Ordinary People: Extraordinary Heroes

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by Will G. Merrill Jr.
     
 

Military Writers BOOK OF THE YEAR- Florida Writer's Association BOOK OF THE YEAR

9/11 Ordinary People: Extraordinary Heroes vividly recalls for us the catastrophic legacy of the most destructive terrorist attack in our country's history. This book snaps the events of that day, the Pearl Harbor of our generation, into razor-sharp focus." - Congressman Peter T.… See more details below

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Military Writers BOOK OF THE YEAR- Florida Writer's Association BOOK OF THE YEAR

9/11 Ordinary People: Extraordinary Heroes vividly recalls for us the catastrophic legacy of the most destructive terrorist attack in our country's history. This book snaps the events of that day, the Pearl Harbor of our generation, into razor-sharp focus." - Congressman Peter T. King, Chairman, Homeland Security Committee

This moving portrayal takes you face to face with the exceptional bravery of ordinary people who found themselves caught in the deadliest terrorist attack the country has ever faced. Witness the dramatic events through the eyes of the first responders going into the face of danger to help evacuate 25,000 people.

The book tells the gripping story of people barely escaping, some buried alive and others trapped for hours under building debris. First responders describe what it was like to search for survivors among the wreckage, while others explain their duties as members of clergy and the American Red Cross. In addition, Merrill interviews widows and family members of some of the first responders who gave their lives to help others.

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unknown - K. Parsons
9/11 Ordinary People: Extraordinary Heroes is an excellent read. It is so well written that you the reader feel as if you are standing on the street while everything is happening around you. After every chapter I had to put the book down and breathe. This is a book that every American should read. September 11, 2001 Never Forget!
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL - Bernal Quiros
The book succeeds in describing the devastation of 9/11 in human and highly personal terms. Television cannot show the images nor adequately describe the first hand accounts the book relates. I know of no other 9/11 themed book that accomplishes as much, or that accomplishes it as poignantly and elegantly. As we near the 10th year anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy, I am hopeful that many Americans will refresh their memories of the event by reading this book.
Sun City Center, FL - Donald Neste
As a history buff, I've been reading other articles and books about 9/11 and came across a very interesting book called 9/11 Ordinary People: Extraordinary Heroes, which contains numerous stories about the survivors and their struggles, along with accounts of many not as fortunate.

During the anniversary of this life-changing disaster, it behooves us all to remember those who were most affected by 9/11 and to be thankful for the freedoms we still enjoy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012853028
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
07/04/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
151,993
File size:
8 MB

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