Beyond Stone And Steel: A Memorial to the September 11, 2001 Victims [NOOK Book]

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The tragedy of September 11, 2001 left us each trying to fill a uniquely unfamiliar void in our spirit with something that will make us whole again. Somehow we need to feel the experience in a way that following the news coverage just doesn't accomplish. Brian W. Vaszily found a way, and shares it with us in this brilliant anthology of thoughts, feelings, desires and dreams that were cut short on that terrible Tuesday. Through imagined characters he does what no news story or survivor's account can--he brings us ...
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Beyond Stone And Steel: A Memorial to the September 11, 2001 Victims

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Overview

The tragedy of September 11, 2001 left us each trying to fill a uniquely unfamiliar void in our spirit with something that will make us whole again. Somehow we need to feel the experience in a way that following the news coverage just doesn't accomplish. Brian W. Vaszily found a way, and shares it with us in this brilliant anthology of thoughts, feelings, desires and dreams that were cut short on that terrible Tuesday. Through imagined characters he does what no news story or survivor's account can--he brings us into the lives of the departed--people so much like our friends, our families, and ourselves--as their final minutes play out. This uplifting work gently guides the reader beyond the tragedy of stone and steel to reaffirm what is truly important about being alive. [Cover art by Mary Z. Wolf]
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Editorial Reviews

Sonia Bateman
Of the many, many books published since September 11, 2001, by experts and analysts as well as established and first-time authors, Beyond Stone and Steel represents a few of the most moving, thought-provoking and inspiring titles. As the sharp pain of September 11th's needless attack on our country settles into a dull ache, most of us are left shaking our heads and wondering whether the renewed "spirit of America" we experienced directly after the tragedy will last much longer.
Paul Lappen
Obviously, this is not easy or pleasant reading. For some, attempting to read this book is a permanent impossibility. For everyone else, this is a must read. If this book can help the grief process, if it can give those left behind even a glimpse of what was going through the minds of their loved ones just before the end, then Vaszily has done a Great Service. It is well worth reading.
Jean Peerenboom
While most Americans have gotten back to their routines, the images and feelings of 9/11 will continue to haunt us for generations..We move on, but we remember. Vaszily imagined details of those beyond the stone and steel "because I needed to, because no matter where else I've gone and what else I've tried to do since that first footage of Flight 175 heading for the South Tower, my mind keeps taking me inside those planes and buildings. I have full faith that I got their essence right," he said.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000062074
  • Publisher: Hard Shell Word Factory
  • Publication date: 12/1/2001
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,176,116
  • File size: 220 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2002

    A truly powerful book

    In his book, Brian Vaszily was able to capture an essence of brilliant reflective thought as he takes the readers into the dreams and visions portrayed by the victims of 9/11. Through his words one can feel the passion, dedication, and love the victims had for their families. He makes us all realize that everything in life matters, from the smile bestowed upon a stranger, to the well thought-out surprise for a loved one. It's easy to be pessimistic and complain about how things aren't going your way. Brian challenges the reader to look at the world differently, to search for what makes your heart race, and what or whom makes you complete. The lives of those taken in the 9/11 tragedy have touched us all and Brian's book is a wonderful memorial to them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2002

    A one in a Million masterpiece!

    I was a bit skeptical at first in reading this book - as Sept. 11th has affected me greatly, but am sooo happy I did! No words can explain what I felt & thought after reading 'Beyond Stone and Steel.' I have discovered a newer sense of life. A more well-rounded, appreciative outlook on all that I am given! Mr. Vaszily delves deeply into each character, allowing the reader to feel connected in some way to that person. I must admit I cried. A lot. But a very good cry! This is a remarkable book - a true favorite of mine by far!

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