Life: One Nation: America Remembers September 11, 2001

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With an Introduction by Rudolph Guiliani
During our nation's most trying times, it has been Life that has provided the images that help us understand, remember, and in the process, renew. Now the editors of Life have assembled a moving, brilliantly illustrated account of tragedy and triumph. This is about firemen going in amidst the rubble, but it is also about a Frenchman in Paris holding up a sign that says, "We are all Americans." This is about our leaders taking charge, but ...
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With an Introduction by Rudolph Guiliani
During our nation's most trying times, it has been Life that has provided the images that help us understand, remember, and in the process, renew. Now the editors of Life have assembled a moving, brilliantly illustrated account of tragedy and triumph. This is about firemen going in amidst the rubble, but it is also about a Frenchman in Paris holding up a sign that says, "We are all Americans." This is about our leaders taking charge, but it is also about schoolchildren in Iowa hanging an American flag on a tree in their backyard. Beginning with the history of lower Manhattan, the book explains what happened on September 11, profiles many of the heroes, victims and rescuers (fireman, police, doctors, and rescue dogs among them), and paints an inspiring portrait if a nation and world coming together in sadness, pride and resolve.The book is more than photographs. Explanatory text runs throughout, and the book also includes a selection of original essays about America and September 11, written by such notables as Maya Angelou, Thomas Keneally (Schindler's List), Stephen Ambrose, Melissa Fay Greene (The Temple Bombing), Andrei Codrescu, Gordon Parks, Doug Stanton (In Harm's Way), Bob Greene (Duty), James Bradley (Flags of Our Fathers), and others.

Ten percent of the cover price of this book will be donated to the September 11th Fund of the New York Community Trust and the United Way of New York City. The purpose of this fund is to help address the immediate and longer-term needs of victims, their families, and communities affected by the events of September 11, 2001.

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The editors of Life magazine present a patriotic look at the tragic events of September 11, 2001, as only they can. Stunning visuals, informative text, and a group of specially commissioned essays from the likes of Maya Angelou, Stephen Ambrose, Thomas Keneally, and James Bradley combine to make this a touching and stirring tribute to America's heroes. An introduction by Mayor Rudolph Guiliani is also included.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781933405940
  • Publisher: Time Home Entertainment, Inc
  • Publication date: 8/29/2006
  • Series: LIFE Series
  • Edition description: Expanded
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 10.87 (h) x 0.37 (d)

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When Americans think of photographic journalism at its finest, they think of Life magazine. This book will draw upon the best photographers employed by Time, Life, People and other magazines. Many of the photographers have had their own collections published in book form.
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