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The test of our times : America under siege-- and how we can be safe again

Author: Thomas J Ridge; Lary Bloom
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st ed
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The first secretary of Homeland Security evaluates the challenges faced by the country and his team in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, the anthrax case, and the emergence of new Al-Qaeda operations, and evaluates the DHS's controversial successes and missteps.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas J Ridge; Lary Bloom
ISBN: 9780312534875 0312534876
OCLC Number: 316019742
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xv, 288 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: To the fields of Shanksville --
The president calls --
A powder keg --
Culture of secrecy --
The colors of fear (and laughter) --
The politics of terrorism, part 1 --
Behind the scenes --
"Buttoning up" America --
Matthew Broderick's day off --
Anthrax at the Oscars --
Internationally speaking --
Christmas orange --
FEMA and the gathering storm --
The politics of terrorism, part 2 --
E pluribus unum --
An enlightened Congress --
Victory over terrorism.
Responsibility: Tom Ridge with Lary Bloom.

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The first secretary of Homeland Security evaluates the challenges faced by the country and his team in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, the anthrax case, and the emergence of new Al-Qaeda operations, and evaluates the DHS's controversial successes and missteps.

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