American Ground: Unbuilding the World Trade Center

American Ground: Unbuilding the World Trade Center

William Langewiesche


Selected as the best books of 2002 via The manhattan Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, and Chicago Sun-Times

Within days after September eleven, 2001, William Langewiesche had secured designated, unrestricted, round the clock entry to the realm exchange middle website. American flooring is a journey of this extreme, ephemeral international and people who improvised the restoration attempt daily, and within the technique reinvented themselves, studying unknown strengths and weaknesses. In all of its aspects--emotionalism, impulsiveness, opportunism, territoriality, resourcefulness, and basic, cacophonous democracy--Langewiesche finds the unbuilding to be uniquely American and oddly inspiring, a portrait of resilience and ingenuity within the face of disaster.

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