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.
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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By National Commission on Terrorist Attacks
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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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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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.
In this explosive, controversial, and profoundly alarming insider’s report, Senator Bob Graham reveals faults in America’s national security network severe enough to raise fundamental questions about the competence and honesty of public officials in the CIA, the FBI, and the White House. (Publisher's description)
On September 11, 2001, hours after the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, the eminent military historian Victor Davis Hanson wrote an article in which he asserted that the United States, like it or not, was now at war and had the moral right to respond with force. An Autumn of War, which opens with that first essay, will stimulate readers across the political spectrum to think more deeply about the attacks, the war, and their lessons for all of us. (Publisher's description)
A response to the terrorist attacks of September 11th, this work examines acts of terrorism in contemporary and historical contexts, analyzing the reasons for such violent hatred on the United States and the significant impact the attacks have had on the nation's self-image and sense of security. Each chapter focuses on a different perspective from which to view the terrorist attacks including-American foreign policy, Anti-Americanism, post-Cold War politics and Islamic fundamentalism. (Publisher's description)
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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.
Bamford applies his relentless investigative drive and impeccable sources to explain why American intelligence agencies failed to predict and prevent the disaster of 9/11 and lays bare the Bush administration's role in formulating justifications for the preemptive war on Iraq. (Publisher's description)
"...Among the lingering questions: Why did the U.S. government pay so little attention to the urgent warnings from foreign and domestic intelligence agencies about an impending attack? Why does a range of evidence seized by Federal agencies remain unavailable to the public? How much of the official story bears up to detailed scrutiny? As the first carefully researched and documented examination of the 9/11 attacks since the publication of the Kean Report, 9/11 Revealed lays out a shocking set of possibilities about the day that has become a turning point in our history." (Book jacket)