After the Fall: New Yorkers Remember September 2001 and the Years that Followed

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Mary Marshall Clark, Peter Bearman, Catherine Ellis, Stephen Drury Smith
The New Press, Sep 6, 2011 - History - 288 pages
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Published to mark the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, After the Fall is a landmark oral history drawn from the celebrated collection of 9/11 interviews at Columbia University.

Within days of 9/11, Columbia’s Oral History Research Office deployed interviewers across the city to begin collecting the accounts and observations of hundreds of people from a diverse mix of New York neighborhoods and backgrounds. Over subsequent months and years, follow-up interviews produced a deep and revealing look at how the attacks changed individual lives and communities in New York City.

After the Fall presents a selection of these fascinating testimonies, with heartbreaking and enlightening stories from a broad range of New Yorkers. The interviews include first-responders, taxi drivers, school teachers, artists, religious leaders, immigrants, and others who were interviewed at intervals since the 2001 attacks. The result is a remarkable time-lapse account of the city as it changed in the wake of 9/11, one that will resonate powerfully with New Yorkers and millions of others who continue to feel the impact of the most damaging attack on American soil in history.
 

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I have read more than my share of "9/11 books" in the past decade and I still found this one to be worthwhile and add new information and perspectives. This is a small bit of an oral history project ... Read full review

Contents

1 James E Dobson
1
2 Mary Lee Hannell
15
3 Somi Roy
33
4 Donna Jensen
47
5 Maria Georgina Lopez Zombrano
63
6 James P Hayes
73
7 Roberta Galler
87
8 Brian Conley
101
11 Debbie Dhaba Almontaser
137
12 Jaron Lanier
149
13 Jay Swithers
167
14 Inder Jit Singh
193
15 Talat Hamdani
205
16 Salmaan Jaffery
217
17 Sandra Hernandez
231
18 Robert W Snyder
239

9 Mohammad BilalMirza
119
10 Yamira A Munar
129
19 Ghislaine Boulanger
251
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Mary Marshall Clark is director of the Columbia University Oral History Research Office and a past president of the Oral History Association.

Peter Bearman is the Cole Professor of the Social Sciences at Columbia University. He is the author of Doormen and co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Analytical Sociology. They both live in New York City.

Catherine Ellis is a contributing producer with American RadioWorks, the documentary unit of American Public Media. She is founder of Audio Memoir, which chronicles personal stories for families and organizations. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

Stephen Drury Smith is the executive editor and host of American RadioWorks® and is the winner of the DuPont–Columbia University Gold Baton. He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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