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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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After: How America Confronted the September 12 Era

By Steven Brill

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A day-to-day examination of what happened in America in the year following the terrorist attacks. Big names and relatively unknowns find themselves woven into Brill's tapestry of aid workers, victims, and politicians.

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In the Spotlight: Haiti

The death toll is rising from a massive earthquake that has left tens if not hundreds of thousands people dead and many more in emergency living conditions.
Want to help? CNN gives a listing of aid organizations that will be specifically helping Haiti.