In Losing Alicia, readers not only witness a father's struggle over the murder of his young, vibrant and beautiful daughter, but they walk with him through his agonizing grief after one of the most horrific tragedies in history, September 11, 2001.- Olga Bonfiglio is a freelance writer and author of Heroes of a Different StripeUnflinchingly honest, John Titus takes us on a journey from an unimaginable night of the soul to the realization that as long as we have faith and love, we are never alone.- David Potorti, Cofounder, September 11th Families for Peaceful TomorrowsThis book isn't the government or the media's take on 9/11, it's a father talking...with all the pain, eloquence and wisdom of a broken heart. For the real story of 9/11 - the human story - delve into Losing Alicia. If you read one book about 9/11, make it this one.- Marianne Williamson, New York Times best-selling author, international speaker...
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About the Author
John Titus is a retired college administrator and mental health counselor who divides his time between Michigan and Ohio. He is a devoted husband, father and grandfather and important to this book is the father of Alicia Nicole Titus, who was violently murdered while working as a flight attendant on United Airlines flight 175 on September 11, 2001. Since Alicia's death, John has become a strong advocate for peace and social justice, writing articles, doing documentaries, political activism and giving talks all over the United States, Canada and Italy on these and related issues. In his efforts to bring about a more peaceful and just world he has spoken at universities, colleges, churches, the American Muslim Voice Convention, the Department of Peace Conference, at a congressional committee to reintroduce the Department of Peace Bill, the Alleati per la Pace conference in Riccione, Italy and the Global Nonviolence Conference to name a few. He has joined with other peace organizations such as the Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice, Veterans for Peace, the National Peace Academy and the Champaign County Peace Alliance along with others. He is a current member and former steering committee member of September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, an organization of 9/11 victim's family members and friends who officially formed in February of 2002 to speak out on the atrocities of war, especially civilian casualties, to promote transparency in government decisions about the 9/11 attack, to encourage alternatives to war and to further efforts towards peace and justice throughout the world....
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