Escape from the World Trade Center (Ebook Shorts) [NOOK Book]

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A 9/11 Survivor's True Story

This is the riveting account of Leslie Haskin's escape from the World Trade Center after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The former insurance executive shares what she saw and endured as she struggled down 36 floors in a doomed and dying building and away from a life focused on perks, prestige, and power.

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Overview

A 9/11 Survivor's True Story

This is the riveting account of Leslie Haskin's escape from the World Trade Center after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The former insurance executive shares what she saw and endured as she struggled down 36 floors in a doomed and dying building and away from a life focused on perks, prestige, and power.

"For those of us who want an inside peek at God's compassionate presence in the midst of inscrutable tragedy, this book is as close an experience of 'being there' as we are likely to get."--Paula Rinehart, author and counselor

This book is a shorter adaptation of Between Heaven and Ground Zero.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441270689
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/1/2011
  • Series: Ebook Shorts
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 90
  • Sales rank: 79,530
  • File size: 562 KB

Meet the Author

Leslie Haskin has become the voice of hope for many since her escape from the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Today Leslie is active in outreach ministry and is the founding director of Safe Hugs Ministries, an agency that helps women and children. She is the author of three books, including the forthcoming When Life Doesn't Make Sense. Leslie travels internationally, spreading a message of hope and overcoming, and has been featured on many media outlets, including The 700 Club, CNN, and Good Morning America.
Leslie Haskin has become the voice of hope for many. Known for her miraculous escape from the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, her testimony of climbing the corporate ladder and then losing it all is both engaging and heartrending. Even more compelling is God's faithfulness in transforming her life.

Today Leslie is active in outreach ministry and is the founding director of Safe Hugs Ministries, an agency that helps women and children. She is the author of three books, including Between Heaven and Ground Zero and When Life Doesn't Make Sense. Leslie travels internationally, spreading a message of hope and overcoming, and has been featured on many media outlets, including The 700 Club, CNN, CBS Early Show, Moody radio, All You, and Maire Claire. She makes her home in Newburgh, New York.
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  • Posted February 27, 2012

    Required reading

    As a lover of free reads, I jumped on this one immediately. 9/11 is an event that has haunted us for a decade but to those who actually lived it - it is still ongoing. Leslie begins her narrative by telling us she still suffers from PTSD. She has written this account as part of her therapy. After having read it, I simply do not have the words to adequately express how I feel.

    Leslie describes the sheer terror - if terror is even a horrible enough word - of being on the 36th floor when the bastards who murdered innocent American men and women struck. The feeling of hopelessness as she stumbled, fell and basically was pushed from floor to floor by the masses trying to escape. The panic she felt as the air became unbreathable....she, a person who suffers from asthma. The feeling of absolute evil in the air. Finally making her way outside, hours later, and falling almost to the brink of madness when her mind finally catches up with what has happened to her and thousands of others. To say this was a difficult book to read is beyond the pale.

    Working in public safety, my heart absolutely broke as she described the brave men and women who ran INTO the carnage in the hope of saving others. One scene she describes still haunts me: as she passes a fireman in the stairwell of Tower 1, she looks into his face (the only one she clearly remembers) and describes his visage. It is of a man who knows he is walking into his destiny, a fatal one, and forges ahead anyway. I believe I cried for some time after reading that.

    Media reports do not compare to the annihilation Leslie witnessed firsthand. I don't believe anyone could read this and come away unmoved.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2013

    Recommend

    This book was well written and respectful towards the tragic events. The author's view was definitely not one I had been exposed to before, so found it interesting (and depressing) to hear the events that went on inside the towers.

    This is a quick read and I actually wish it was longer, which is one of the reasons why I gave the rating that I did.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 19, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    I was working as a teacher's assistant on this day and remember going in to watch it on Tv with the students and seeing the second plane hit. For two days the TV reporters covered every detail over and over to the point I turned the TV off and said enough I cannot watch any more. As the movies and books have come out I have not watched or read any of them; however the title of this one drew my attention, Escape from the World Trade Center. Once I turned that first page I could not put my nook down. I read and cried, prayed and cried and read some more. You go in knowing it was a horrible story, you wonder how anyone could survive not just physically but mentally from such an ordeal and then you read just how the author was able to put herself back together and survive the unthinkable. I was glad this is the first book I read about the World Trade Centers.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2012

    Very touching and emotional

    This is a great story about what someone experienced during the attack on the Twin Towers. It is very touching and hard not to cry about while reading. Leslie, you are a very strong and brave woman... thank you for sharing your experience with us and i wish your family a happy future!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2012

    So sad

    Very difficult to read, the sadness is hard to take in. But her experience really makes you think about life and death... good book. Actually i am glad i read it.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2013

    Very good

    "We shall never forget". A sad but true story of one of our darkest moments.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2013

    Well i just got it

    I dont know if its good or bad i just got it and i dint start to read it yet so im going to keep on geting other books and maybe to night i read it the othe comment you guys made are realy mean :( write somthing nice for once dickheads

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 13, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    I found it to be difficult to read, not because of content, but

    I found it to be difficult to read, not because of content, but rather the writing style. It was hard to follow, seemed to jump around, etc.

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  • Posted March 19, 2012

    WOW!!! This is a must read!!!

    This book makes you feel the horror, severity and anguish of the tragedy at the World Trade Center. Ms. Haskin also shows us how God can work in tragedies like this. This is a very powerful book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2012

    Very insightful...

    I was fascinated with the author's firsthand account of what 9/11 was really like for the people in the World Trade Center. None of us ever want to go through what thousands of Americans experienced that day, but tragedy, though rare in the US, does happen in life, especially these days, and maybe having read this can help prepare us for future possible tragedies in our own lives. People behave in such unexpected ways in these once-in-a-lifetime circumstances, some bravely, some cowardly, and some just shut down completely. Ms. Haskins tells a very difficult and gut-wrenching story, but she does it in such a way that—this reader at least— one is able to handle it emotionally. I know that the author's faith made a difference for her that day, and although I know she had long-lasting effects from the experience, our God was faithful to see her through! Romans 8:28 can definitely be claimed here.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2012

    Like You Are There!

    Juast like you are there, step by step she took with others and after the feelings she had to deal with....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2012

    Great read

    What faith this woman has!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2012

    powerful story

    interesting perspective

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    Highly Recommended

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