By Jim Dwyer, Kevin Flynn
The dramatic and relocating account of the fight for all times contained in the international alternate middle at the morning of September eleven, while each minute counted
At 8:46 am on September eleven, 2001, 14,000 humans have been contained in the dual towers-reading e-mails, making trades, consuming croissants at home windows at the international. Over the following 102 mins, every one may develop into a part of a drama for the a long time, one witnessed merely by means of the folk who lived it-until now.
Of the thousands of phrases written approximately this wrenching day, so much have been instructed from the skin having a look in. ny occasions newshounds Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn have taken the opposite-and way more revealing-approach. mentioned from the views of these contained in the towers, 102 mins captures the little-known tales of normal those that took notable steps to avoid wasting themselves and others. past this stirring landscape stands investigative reporting of the 1st rank. An awesome variety of humans really survived the airplane affects yet have been not able to flee, and the authors increase tough questions on construction protection and tragic flaws in New York's emergency preparedness.
Dwyer and Flynn depend on hundreds and hundreds of interviews with rescuers, hundreds of thousands of pages of oral histories, and numerous mobile, email, and emergency radio transcripts. They move a bridge of voices to move contained in the infernos, seeing cataclysm and heroism, one individual at a time, to inform the affecting, authoritative saga of the boys and women-the approximately 12,000 who escaped and the 2,749 who perished-as they made 102 mins count number as by no means before.
102 mins was once a 2005 nationwide booklet Award Finalist for Nonfiction.
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