Report From Ground Zero

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ISBN: 067003116X

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$5 savings on hardcover edition (was $24.95). "There is no center to this day, no middle or end. All its remaining minutes and hours will be collapsed into that single instant at 8:48 am when September 11, 2001, became the saddest day of our history," writes Dennis Smith. Shortly after More »

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ISBN: 067003116X

$5 savings on hardcover edition (was $24.95). "There is no center to this day, no middle or end. All its remaining minutes and hours will be collapsed into that single instant at 8:48 am when September 11, 2001, became the saddest day of our history," writes Dennis Smith. Shortly after the second plane hit the WTC twin towers, Smith, retired 20+ years from FDNY service in the Bronx, changed into the most heavy duty clothes he could find and reported to Ladder 16. They commandeered a city bus to take them to the scene. While at the scene, and during the next three months, he kept a diary of his time on the front lines, attending the wounded, sifting through the wreckage, and mourning with New York's devastated fire and police departments. Between Dennis' diary notes and interviews with others who were there, this chronicle brings to every one of us the glory, the miracles, the devastation and the courage, the frustration and helplessness, the bravery and successes. It's powerful writing, of an unimaginable scenario, and it is sometimes tough to keep reading, yet it's almost impossible to put it down. The intensity of this book is very compelling. The words tell stories and report facts and feelings and behind-the scenes workings with passion, anguish, triumph, despair, boldness, honesty, and leave us with hope and pride. Smith and the publisher are donating much of the proceeds to the Foundation for American Firefighters.

Firefighters Bookstore Item # 6526 hardcover, # 6526p paperback

 

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