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

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Macmillan, Aug 2, 2011 - History - 400 pages
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"102 Minutes does for the September 11 catastrophe what Walter Lord did for the Titanic in his masterpiece, A Night to Remember . . . Searing, poignant, and utterly compelling."—Rick Atkinson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of An Army at Dawn

Hailed upon its hardcover publication as an instant classic, the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller 102 Minutes is now available in a revised edition timed to honor the tenth anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001.

At 8:46 a.m. that morning, fourteen thouosand people were inside the World Trade Center just starting their workdays, but over the next 102 minutes, each would become part of a drama for the ages. Of the millions of words written about this wrenching day, most were told from the outside looking in. New York Times reporters Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn draw on hundreds of interviews with rescuers and survivors, thousands of pages of oral histories, and countless phone, e-mail, and emergency radio transcripts to tell the story of September 11 from the inside looking out.

Dwyer and Flynn have woven an epic and unforgettable account of the struggle, determination, and grace of the ordinary men and women who made 102 minutes count as never before.
102 Minutes is a 2005 National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction.

 

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User Review  - Barbara Hoffert - Book Verdict

In 2004, New York Times reporters Dwyer (a Pulitzer Prize winner) and Flynn (the paper's police bureau chief at the time of the World Trade Center attacks) released an account of the attacks told from ... Read full review

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This was one of the most thrilling and chilling books that Ive ever read. If you have any interest in what really went on in the WTC on that terrible morning of Sept. 11th then this book is a must read. I couldnt put it down. Read full review

Contents

Prologue
1
1 Its a bomb lets get out of here
13
2 Its going to be the top story of the day
21
3 Mom Im not calling to chat
35
4 We have no communication established up there yet
45
5 Should we be staying here or should we evacuate?
63
6 Get away from the door
80
7 If the conditions warrant on your floor you may wish to start an orderly evacuation
89
11 Im staying with my friend
166
12 Tell the chief what you just told me
184
13 Well come down in a few minutes
211
14 You dont understand
228
Epilogue
246
Afterword
262
Lost
277
Notes
279

8 You cant go this way
101
9 The doors are locked
126
10 Ive got a second wind
146
Acknowledgments
315
Index
321
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About the author (2011)

Jim Dwyer is the coauthor of Actual Innocence and Two Seconds Under the World, and the author of Subway Lives. A Pulitzer Prize winner, he writes the About New York column for The New York Times. He lives in New York City.

Kevin Flynn, a special projects editor at The New York Times, was the newspaper's police bureau chief on September 11, having previously worked as a reporter for the New York Daily News, Newsday, and The Advocate (Stamford). He lives in Connecticut.

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