Women at Ground Zero

Women at Ground Zero

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by Susan Hagen, Mary Carouba
     
 
33 Amazing Stories of Courage and Compassion

Women were among the first to arrive at Ground Zero to organize relief efforts for the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Female firefighters, police officers, doctors, nurses, counselors, and physical therapists brought their skills to ailing victims and rescue workers

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33 Amazing Stories of Courage and Compassion

Women were among the first to arrive at Ground Zero to organize relief efforts for the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Female firefighters, police officers, doctors, nurses, counselors, and physical therapists brought their skills to ailing victims and rescue workers on the scene. Women at Ground Zero tells the story of September 11th from a perspective that has been largely ignored-- that of the women who were there.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780028644226
Publisher:
Alpha Books
Publication date:
08/28/2003
Series:
Complete Idiot's Guide Series
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
7.72(w) x 9.41(h) x 1.03(d)

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Women at Ground Zero 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a book well worth reading though if you are like me it may take you awhile to get through it. I admit I had a hard time reading each chapter. With my background as a former Firefighter/EMT and Veteran I felt everything these women went through without actually having been there. Be prepared for your own emotions to run the gamut. Be prepared to relive that day and the days that followed over again through these women¿s eyes. But take the time to read ¿Women At Ground Zero¿.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hey J.B. I understand what you mean but if you read the stories you will see that time and time again the civilians are mentioned as heroes by many of the women. The writing of this book is not in any way detracting from the heroism exhibited by those who did not sign on for this. It is just to acknowledge that women were there as well. Maybe you should pick up a copy and put down the chip.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book because a friend of mine is in it. I was only going to read her story, but I ended up staying awake all night reading all of the stories. The women were so honest and personal in the way they described their experiences. The strength and humility and courage of these women stunned me. My friend told her story because she wanted people to know what the rescue workers went through, and she especially wanted people to know about the women rescue workers who were killed on 9/11. This book tells it all in a way nothing else can. These women showed so much courage, not just in what they did on September 11, but in telling their stories in such an honest way. These women are walking examples of heroism and fortitude.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's about time someone gave thought to the women who gave enormous amounts of their strength and time during this horrific event. Unfortunately only the men were recognized as the heroes in all of this. I commend all of the women who contributed to the rescue efforts.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a Police Chief I was very impressed with this book. The stories were told by the women who were involved in the 9/11 tragedy. We heard from them, not someone who took literary license to write a "better" story. There were incredible accounts of the activities that took place that day and the woman telling it put the reader "there". The stories were moving, emotional and captivating. Thank you Mary and Susan for recognizing the exclusive language in our society and for bringing the efforts of our "sister" emergency workers to light. You should be commended. This was an excellent book and one that I will treasure always.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a book that needed to be written. For those who did not know that many women rescue workers saved lives at the World Trade Center, this book will be an eye-opener. For those who didn't know that several women rescue workers died saving others on 9/11, this book may be a shock. For those who knew women were there, and who were disturbed about the lack of acknowledgment of their efforts, this book will a comfort and an inspiration. The women are extraordinary and the stories are riveting. One of the few must-reads among the crop of 9/11 books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put it down, the pages turned themsleves. Through the voices given to these women, it was as though I was there with them that day and the days that followed. I also felt as though I was being told their stories in their own living rooms and that they were speaking direclty to me from their hearts. This book is extrmely well crafted and presented. A first class publication.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a deeply moving set of interviews with 30 women firefighters, police officers, EMT's, and others who responded to the World Trade Center on and after September 11. The women speak candidly and unpretentiously about their work and its effects on them, and help us see what it was like to live through these almost unimaginable events. I was particularly grateful for the profiles of the women rescuers who died in the attacks, who were heroes by anyone's definition of the word.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's a nice idea to honor the WOMEN of Ground Zero but where are the faces of the the civilian heroes in this book? Male, female... rescue workers are all recognized on a daily basis. It's the silent heros that deserve some attention in their role around this tragedy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
From the moment I picked this book up I couldn't put it down. I had no idea there were so many female rescue workes at ground zero and their stories were harrowing, inspiring, heartbreaking and just plain amazing. Of all the books written on the subject I think this is clearly one of the best.