102 Minutes: The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers

102 Minutes: The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers

Jim Dwyer

The dramatic and relocating account of the fight for all times contained in the international alternate heart at the morning of September eleven, while each minute counted

At 8:46 am on September eleven, 2001, 14,000 humans have been contained in the dual towers-reading e-mails, making trades, consuming croissants at home windows at the international. Over the following 102 mins, each one might turn into a part of a drama for the a while, one witnessed in basic terms by way of the folks who lived it-until now.

Of the hundreds of thousands of phrases written approximately this wrenching day, so much have been instructed from the surface taking a look in. New York Times journalists Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn have taken the opposite-and way more revealing-approach. suggested from the views of these contained in the towers, 102 Minutes captures the little-known tales of standard those that took notable steps to save lots of themselves and others. past this stirring landscape stands investigative reporting of the 1st rank. An mind-blowing variety of humans truly survived the airplane affects yet have been not able to flee, and the authors bring up tough questions on development safeguard and tragic flaws in New York's emergency preparedness.

Dwyer and Flynn depend upon hundreds of thousands of interviews with rescuers, hundreds of thousands of pages of oral histories, and numerous cellphone, e mail, and emergency radio transcripts. They move a bridge of voices to move contained in the infernos, seeing cataclysm and heroism, one individual at a time, to inform the affecting, authoritative saga of the boys and women-the approximately 12,000 who escaped and the 2,749 who perished-as they made 102 mins count number as by no means before.

102 Minutes is a 2005 nationwide booklet Award Finalist for Nonfiction.

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