Escape from Tower One: The Story of How Vincent Borst Survived the 9/11 Attack on the World Trade Center and Led Others to Safety from the 82nd Floor of the North Tower [NOOK Book]

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The true story of Vinnie Borst, an employee of the Port Authority, who survived the 9/11 Attack on the World Trade Center and led others to safety from the 82nd floor of the North Tower. A compelling account of one man’s heroic actions in the face of tragedy.

A third of the proceeds from the sale of this book will go to WithEddiesHelp.org to assist those disabilities and combat homelessness and ...
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Escape from Tower One: The Story of How Vincent Borst Survived the 9/11 Attack on the World Trade Center and Led Others to Safety from the 82nd Floor of the North Tower

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Overview

The true story of Vinnie Borst, an employee of the Port Authority, who survived the 9/11 Attack on the World Trade Center and led others to safety from the 82nd floor of the North Tower. A compelling account of one man’s heroic actions in the face of tragedy.

A third of the proceeds from the sale of this book will go to WithEddiesHelp.org to assist those disabilities and combat homelessness and ASpiringKindness.org group to support and enhance the abilities of first responders and service providers.
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Editorial Reviews

Eddie Jones
“This chilling account of the hours between 8 AM Tuesday, Sept 11, 2001, and 10 AM leaves you wondering how anyone escaped Tower One. A first hand account: raw and moving.” – author of The Curse of Captain LaFoote and Bahama Breeze
Loree Lough
“In this powerful telling of one man’s 9/11 story, readers will feel as if they were there, running breathless and sweaty alongside him as he and his heroic comrades did what most of us mere mortals would find too terrifying to do. This one belongs on your bookshelf!”
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013203181
  • Publisher: Marianne Millnamow
  • Publication date: 8/22/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 66,809
  • File size: 995 KB

Meet the Author

Marianne Millnamow is a 25 year veteran of the office furniture industry and principal of a firm located in downtown Manhattan. Born in Queens, she moved to Long Island as a child, married and returned to live in Huntington Bay with her husband Craig and daughter Jennifer. She hopes Americans will never forget what happened on September 11, 2001 and always honor those who were lost or who still suffer today from the aftershocks of this tragic event.

In 1985 Vincent Borst began work at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey as a design draftsman. It was there he met his wife, Rosemarie who also works for the PANYNJ. They have two sons Michael and Christopher. Vincent is currently the Assistant Director of Office Space and Property Management working on programming to move the staff back downtown to 4 World Trade Center.
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  • Posted September 12, 2011

    Great book! Encapsulated the will to survive on that horrific day.

    Let me first start by saying that I have known Vinny all my life, and have always looked up to him as an older brother! With that being said, I would have not wanted to be with anybody else but Vin on that horrific day. If there is anybody who would stay calm in the face of these overwhelming odds it is Vinny. After reading his account and his actions I question if I could have been as brave. I'm not sure. I remember thinking about Vinny that day and praying that he got out. I knew he would! This story brought me to tears, but also gave me hope. I hope it does the same for you!!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 7, 2011

    Engrossing account of WTC insider's ordeal on 9/11

    A very genuine and emotional story of the 9/11 tragedy. This short book recounts interconnecting stories of 9/11 very well, but is told mostly from the perspective of one Port Authority worker. The raw feelings expressed by this man who led co-workers to safety makes the event seem all too vivid some ten years later.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    Wow!!! Just amazing

    It really comes to show that there are good people out there that are willing to put others before themselves no matter the danger!! :**)

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2011

    :/

    Was not worth the three bucks to me.. i expected more depth even though it was just 30 pages.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2014

    Worst day ever

    That was the best speech youcould ever read. Im cring right now. GOD BLESS AMRICA.

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