Nine Eleven

Love, Greg and Lauren

By Greg Manning

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A loving husband chronicles his wife's return from the brink of death following the attack the World Trade Center. Mr. Manning shares details of his family's struggles, giving a personal perspective to these acts of terrorism.

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Report from Ground Zero

By Dennis Smith

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Dennis Smith, a former firefighter, reported to Manhattan's Ladder Co. 16 to volunteer in the rescue efforts. In the weeks that followed, Smith was present on the front lines, attending to the wounded, sifting through the wreckage, and mourning with New York's devastated fire and police departments. This is Smith's vivid account of the rescue efforts by the fire and police departments and emergency medical teams as they rushed to face a disaster that would claim thousands of lives. Smith takes readers inside the minds and lives of the rescuers at Ground Zero as he shares stories about these heroic individuals and the effect their loss had on their families and their companies. (Publisher's description)

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The 9-11 Commission Report

By National Commission on Terrorist Attacks

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In November 2002 the United States Congress and President George W. Bush established by law the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, also known as the 9/11 Commission. This independent, bipartisan panel was directed to examine the facts and circumstances surrounding the September 11 attacks, identify lessons learned, and provide recommendations to safeguard against future acts of terrorism.

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The al-Qaeda Files

By Frontline/Rain Media

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A compilation of seven Frontline programs centered around activities of the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda, produced both before and after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Covers: Osama bin Laden; the U.S. "war on terror"; sleeper cells operating in the United States; al-Qaeda attacks in Europe; and the FBI's top terrorism expert Special Agent John O'Neill.

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The Anti-Chomsky Reader

By Peter Collier and David Horowitz

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Noam Chomsky's defense of Pol Pot and the genocidal Khymer Rouge, as well as his bizarre associations with Holocaust revisionists, may surprise those who think they know what he believes. Other Chomsky views, such as his claim that the United States has taken the place of Nazi Germany on the world stage, will be more familiar. With Chomskyism growing here and abroad, Collier writes, "It is clearly time for a reckoning."

The essays in this book provide a response to the millions of words Noam Chomsky has written in the past forty years. Examining Chomsky's controversial ideas about various foreign and domestic issues and even the legitimacy of the linguistics theories on which his reputation rests, The Anti-Chomsky Reader explores the dark corners of what the New Yorker recently called "one of the greatest minds of the twentieth century."

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The Cell: Inside the 9/11 Plot and Why the FBI and the CIA Failed to Stop It

By John Miller

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Written by ABC News journalist John Miller and co-writer Michael Stone, a blow by blow investigation into the terrorist cells involved in the September 11 attacks, using information gleaned from sources within the FBI and CIA, and from reporting Miller has gathered during his many years as a reporter covering the World Trade Center bombing of 1993, through the present. (Publisher's description)

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The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11

By Lawrence Wright

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This sweeping narrative history of 9/11 includes important new information about the people, ideas, events, and intelligence failures that culminated in the attacks, told for the first time from both the American and Arab sides of the story. (Publisher's description)

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The Muslim World After 9/11

By Angel M. Rabasa

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The authors examine how post 9/11 events have shaped the Muslim world. An online book available through the CRRL's NetLibrary service.

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The Naked Crowd: Reclaiming Security and Freedom in an Anxious Age

By Jeffrey Rosen

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The legal affairs editor of The New Republic makes an impassioned argument on behalf of privacy and liberty in a post-9/11 world, showing that how people use emerging technologies will be crucial to the preservation of essential American ideals.

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What Moves at the Margin: Selected Non-fiction

By Toni Morrison

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“The commanding voice of Morrison's essays, speeches and reviews offers compelling insights into family, history, other writers and politics. The pieces span from 1971, when Morrison was an editor at Random House, to 2002, the year she won the Nobel Prize, and range from book introductions to thoughts on the nature of writing and reflections on 9/11.”

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