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102 minutes : the untold story of the fight to survive inside the Twin Towers

Author: Jim Dwyer; Kevin Flynn
Publisher: New York : Times Books, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Of the millions of words written about September 11, 2001, most were told from the outside looking in. "New York Times" reporters Dwyer and Flynn have taken the opposite and far more revealing-approach, capturing the little-known stories of the nearly 12,000 ordinary people who took extraordinary steps to save themselves and others. They tell the dramatic and moving account of the struggle for life inside the World  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Dwyer; Kevin Flynn
ISBN: 0805076824 9780805076820 0739453726 9780739453728
OCLC Number: 55990408
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxiv, 322 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: "It's a bomb, let's get out of here." --
"It's going to be the top story of the day." --
"Mom, I'm not calling to chat." --
"We have no communication established up there yet." --
"Should we be staying here, or should we evacuate?" --
"Get away from the door!" --
"If the conditions warrant on your floor, you may wish to start an orderly evacuation." --
"You can't go this way." --
"The doors are locked." --
"I've got a second wind." --
"I'm staying with my friend." --
"Tell the chief what you just told me." --
"We'll come down in a few minutes." --
"You don't understand."
Other Titles: One hundred two minutes
Responsibility: Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn.
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Of the millions of words written about September 11, 2001, most were told from the outside looking in. "New York Times" reporters Dwyer and Flynn have taken the opposite and far more revealing-approach, capturing the little-known stories of the nearly 12,000 ordinary people who took extraordinary steps to save themselves and others. They tell the dramatic and moving account of the struggle for life inside the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11, when every minute counted. At 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. New York Times reporters Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn rely on hundreds of interviews; thousands of pages of oral histories; and 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 12,000 who escaped and the 2,749 who perished -- who made 102 minutes count as never before.

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Very moving!!

by fire_buff_101 (WorldCat user published 2011-08-11) Excellent Permalink

This book is very well written!! I felt like I was there! I was young when 9-11 occured, I really liked the stories, I was able to learn more about the people through this book! I recommend it to anyone that is a 9-11 buff or junkie!! Very good read!!

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