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102 Minutes: The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers - Jim Dwyer, Kevin Flynn
102 Minutes: The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers
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The dramatic and moving account of the struggle for life inside the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11, when every minute countedAt 8:46 am on September 11, 2001, 14,000 people were inside the twin towers-reading e-mails, making trades, eating croissants at Windows on the World.... show more
The dramatic and moving account of the struggle for life inside the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11, when every minute countedAt 8:46 am on September 11, 2001, 14,000 people were inside the twin towers-reading e-mails, making trades, eating croissants at Windows on the World. Over the next 102 minutes, each would become part of a drama for the ages, one witnessed only by the people who lived it-until now. Of the millions of words written about this wrenching day, most were told from the outside looking in. New York Times reporters Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn have taken the opposite-and far more revealing-approach. Reported from the perspectives of those inside the towers, 102 Minutes captures the little-known stories of ordinary people who took extraordinary steps to save themselves and others. Beyond this stirring panorama stands investigative reporting of the first rank. An astounding number of people actually survived the plane impacts but were unable to escape, and the authors raise hard questions about building safety and tragic flaws in New York's emergency preparedness.Dwyer and Flynn rely on hundreds of interviews with rescuers, thousands of pages of oral histories, and countless phone, e-mail, and emergency radio transcripts. They cross a bridge of voices to go inside the infernos, seeing cataclysm and heroism, one person at a time, to tell the affecting, authoritative saga of the men and women-the nearly 12,000 who escaped and the 2,749 who perished-as they made 102 minutes count as never before. 102 Minutes is a 2005 National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780805080322 (0805080325)
Publisher: Times Books
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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Grack21
Grack21 rated it
5.0 102 Minutes: The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers
Heartbreaking.
"Check Six"
"Check Six" rated it
5.0
I read this book to rekindle my flagging support for our war in Afghanistan (a result of reading War, which tells the story of so many brave men in an impossible area). What better way to refuel my rage than to read about the 102 minutes of terror that emanated from the terrorist refuge in Kandahar....
samanthajoppeschmalfuss
samanthajoppeschmalfuss rated it
3.0 102 Minutes: The Unforgettable Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers
very intense, informative and something I read in 4 days however I need to be in a clear frame of mind to read it again. Such personal stories to swallow...
Kiwiria
Kiwiria rated it
Stories of what happened inside the two towers from the time the first was hit till the last collapsed. I have to admit I wasn't too impressed by this one. It was a lot less interesting than I had expected it to be. First of all the author was really good at going on LONG tangents - some a lot less ...
willemite
willemite rated it
This covers the 102 minutes from the initial impact at World Trade Center #1, the North Tower, to its collapse 102 minutes later. The focus is on survivors, how people managed. There is also much information here of relevance, particularly about how the city construction code was subverted to allow ...
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