September 11

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)

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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 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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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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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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Intelligence Matters

By Bob Graham

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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)

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An Autumn of War: What America Learned from September 11 and the War on Terrorism

By Victor Davis Hanson

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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)

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America Embattled: September 11, Anti-Americanism, and the Global Order

By Richard Crockatt

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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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