Nine Eleven

The years since that dreadful day have changed the way America sees itself in relation to the rest of the world. Politically, spiritually, and socially, so much has been altered. No longer seen by most as the congenial big brother of struggling nations, many fear that the government has indeed become a more sinister Big Brother while others do not believe the new restrictions and precautions have gone far enough to safeguard American citizens.

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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102 Minutes That Changed America

By A & E Television

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A documentary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on New York City's World Trade Center assembled from amateur video recordings.
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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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Decision Points

By George W. Bush

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"...President Bush brings readers inside the Texas Governor’s Mansion on the night of the hotly contested 2000 election; aboard Air Force One on 9/11, in the hours after America’s most devastating attack since Pearl Harbor; at the head of the table in the Situation Room in the moments before launching the war in Iraq; and behind the Oval Office desk for his historic and controversial decisions on the financial crisis, Hurricane Katrina, Afghanistan, Iran, and other issues that have shaped the first decade of the 21st century." (From the publisher's description)

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Fahrenheit 9/11

By Michael Moore

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The director's controversial film about the September 11 terrorist attacks and the Bush White House won Best Picture at Cannes.

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Why the Left Hates America: Exposing the Lies That Have Obscured Our Nation's Greatness

By Dan Flynn

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"This book cogently points out that, of course, all Americans have the right to speak their minds. But, all too often, the actions by the anti-American Left become destructive and anarchistic. You need not look any further than the explosive 1999 World Trade Organization "protests" in Seattle, campus book burnings, or even John Walker Lindh to see that factions on the Left are the worst perpetrators of anti-Americanism. And what may be most shocking is that many of these anti-Americans are at the same time teachers, professors, journalists, news reporters, and even judges and politicians." (From the publisher's description)

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Why America Slept: The Failure to Prevent 9/11

By Gerald Posner

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"...exposes the frequent mistakes made by law enforcement and government agencies, and demonstrates how the failures to prevent 9/11 were tragically not an exception but typical. Along the way, by delving into terror financing, the links between far-flung terror organizations, and how the United States responded over the years to other attacks, Posner also makes a damning case that 9/11 could have been prevented." (Book jacket)

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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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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 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)

Also available on audiobook.

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