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CriticasOne year after the tragic events of September 11, Beamer remembers the life of her husband, Todd, who became an American hero by preventing the terrorist hijackers from flying United Airlines Flight 93 into their intended target. In this very personal account, Beamer, with the help of biographer Abraham, describes how Todd led a group of passengers in resisting the hijackers, forcing the plane to crash into a Pennsylvania field. Throughout most of the book, Beamer pays tribute to her husband's courage by describing his childhood, his college years, and their marriage. Her writing also reflects her passage from grief and questioning her religious faith to accepting her husband's death and learning to live without hatred. Not following a chronological order, the chapters blend anecdotes about Todd's life with Beamer's descriptions of the days following the attacks, keeping readers focused on Todd's story and not just the tragedy. This inspiring tale of hope and recovery will appeal to those interested in the lives of the September 11 heroes as well as in the role Christian faith plays in moments of crisis. Recommended for public libraries and bookstores.
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