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Seven and a half tons of steel

Author: Janet Nolan; Thomas Gonzalez
Publisher: Atlanta, Georgia : Peachtree Publishers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"There is a ship, a navy ship. It is called the USS New York. It is big like other navy ships, and it sails like other navy ships, but there is something special about the USS New York. Following the events of September 11, 2001, the governor of New York gave the Navy a steel beam that was once inside one of the World Trade Towers. The beam was driven from New York to a foundry in Louisiana. Metal workers heated the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janet Nolan; Thomas Gonzalez
ISBN: 9781561459124 1561459127
OCLC Number: 930364317
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 x 31 cm
Responsibility: Janet Nolan ; illustrated by Thomas Gonzalez.

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"There is a ship, a navy ship. It is called the USS New York. It is big like other navy ships, and it sails like other navy ships, but there is something special about the USS New York. Following the events of September 11, 2001, the governor of New York gave the Navy a steel beam that was once inside one of the World Trade Towers. The beam was driven from New York to a foundry in Louisiana. Metal workers heated the beam to a high, high temperature. Chippers and grinders, painters and polishers worked on the beam for months. And then, seven and a half tons of steel, which had once been a beam in the World Trade Center, became a navy ship's bow. This powerful story reveals how something remarkable can emerge from a devastating event." -- Amazon.com.

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